Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

  • New York, NY
  • www.mjhnyc.org

Mission Statement

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is the nation's largest private Holocaust memorial and museum, and New York City's premiere Holocaust resource. The core exhibit is organized around three basic themes: Jewish Life a Century Ago, The War Against the Jews, and Jewish Renewal. The 2,000 photographs, 800 historical and cultural artifacts, and 24 original documentary films in the Museum's core exhibition represent just a small portion of the approximately 15,000 objects and 3,600 oral histories in the Museum's collection. Visitors, especially those with no immediate association with Judaism or the Holocaust, are prompted to make personal connections to the culture and history of others while reflecting upon their own roles in society in new ways.

Main Programs

  1. The Museum
  2. Speakers Bureau
  3. School Tours
Service Areas

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New York

The Museum is located in New York City and has visitors from around the world.

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer since 2000

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Dr. David Marwell

Keywords

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Jewish, heritage, Holocaust, history, new york city, tolerance, diversity, museum, education

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EIN

13-3376265

 Number

6502580928

Also Known As

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

Jewish (X30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

The Museum

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
honors those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the civilization
that they built, their achievements and faith, their joys and hopes, and
the vibrant Jewish community that is their legacy today.
In the Museum's core exhibition, personal objects, photographs, and original
films illustrate the story of Jewish heritage in the twentieth century.
The Museum's unique collection forms the solid foundation of this important
archive, a significant educational resource for students, teachers, and
scholars. In addition, the collection provides source materials for permanent
and temporary exhibitions, and for traveling exhibitions.

The Morgenthau wing is the venue for performances, education and instruction,
special exhibitions, remembrance, and special events. Special exhibitions
afford the Museum the opportunity to complement the themes expressed in
the core exhibition in greater detail.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Speakers Bureau

We have an extensive group of Holocaust survivors, witnesses, veterans,
and teachers who are adept at sharing their insights with students of
any age.

Many diverse audiences
have benefited from a Speakers Bureau presentation including
synagogues, churches, youth and adult groups, interfaith, and
multi-ethnic groups.

Speakers will come to your meeting, class, or luncheon and may be
booked in conjunction with a visit to the Museum, or as an independent
activity. Although there is no set fee for speakers, the Museum asks
for a contribution to be made and for the sponsoring organization to
cover any travel expenses incurred by the speaker.

Speaking engagements vary in length and can be accompanied by slides or
a short video. Speakers must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

All speakers discuss the Museum and are happy to answer questions following the presentation.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

School Tours

Museum staff or Gallery Educators guide school and youth group tours.
Space is limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.
Classes are divided into groups of about 15 students to facilitate more
intimate interaction in the galleries. Our programs have been designed
to correspond to school curricula and are adapted to meet the specific
needs, interests, and backgrounds of your grouwhich are designed to deepen students' understanding
of pertinent issues. The Museum can also arrange for your class to hear
a Holocaust survivor or WWII veteran speak about his or her
experiences, as part of a pre- or post-visit.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

The Museum is located in New York City and has visitors from around the world.

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MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE A LIVING MEMORIAL TO THE HOLOCAUST
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Principal Officer

Dr. David Marwell

BIO

David G. Marwell. Ph.D. has served as Museum Director since December, 2000. He previously worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) where he served as Director of Collections, Associate Museum Director for Museum Programs, and Associate Museum Director for Information and Technology. His involvement at the museum focused on developing information sources and experiences for a variety of constituencies. The subject of the Holocaust has been a focal point of Dr. Marwell's career since 1980. He was the Chief of Investigative Research at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations where he conducted historical and forensic research in support of Justice Department prosecution of Nazi war criminals living in the United States. He also played a major role in the Justice Department?s investigation of Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele. In Europe, Dr. Marwell was the Director of the Berlin Document Center from 1988-1994 and was responsible for the management of this repository, which held 25 million Nazi-era personnel files. He directed a large-scale microfilm project, introduced new technologies to the center, and oversaw the handing over of the center to the German government. Prior to his work at the USHMM, Dr. Marwell was the Executive Director of the JFK Assassination Records Review Board from 1994-1997. There he was responsible for overseeing the creation of the Federal agency. A graduate of Brandeis with a B.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from SUNY Binghamton, Dr. Marwell has delivered papers at meetings of the American Historical Association, Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, German Studies Association, and Society of American Archivists, among others.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Morgenthau

No Affiliation

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