There are five weeks left to see the internationally acclaimed and popular exhibition, “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away,”at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Battery Park City it closes on May 2. The exhibition has been extended twice since it was opened in May 2019, as result of the record number of visitors – more than 168,000 people, including more than 35,000 students – until the museum temporarily closed because of covid-19.
After it leaves New York, the exhibit will open at Union Station in Kansas City. The award-winning exhibition features more than 700 objects and 400 photographs on display in North America for the first time, including a shofar secretly blown in Auschwitz and a collection of 10 original artifacts from the Anne Frank House. The museum recently reopened its doors to visitors as the city and state relaxed pandemic restrictions.
For more information about the museum’s safety and visitor guidelines, go to mjhnyc.org/visitor-information. The museum also will provide detailed information on planning a visit and updates on limited timed tickets. Later this spring, the museum will announce plans for its next core exhibition, which will open in the fall.
For information, call (646) 437-4202 or go to mjhnyc.org.
Thirteen/WNET will present an encore of “Auschwitz Remembered: An NYC-ARTS Special” on Sunday, April 4, at 7 p.m. The hour-long program is hosted by Paula Zahn, NYC-ARTS co-host and New York Emmy Award- winner.