"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away."

(May 8, 2019-Aug.30, 2020) — "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." traces the development of Nazi ideology and tells the transformation of Auschwitz from an ordinary Polish town known as Oświęcim to the most significant Nazi site of the Holocaust — at which approximately 1 million Jews and tens of thousands of others were murdered. Victims included Polish political prisoners, Sinti and Roma, Soviet POWs, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those the Nazis deemed “homosexual,” “disabled,” “criminal,” “inferior” or adversarial in countless other ways. In addition, the exhibition contains artifacts that depict the world of the perpetrators — SS men who created and operated the largest of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps.

The exhibition features artifacts and materials — never before seen in North America — on loan from more than 20 institutions and private collections around the world. The Museum of Jewish Heritage has incorporated into the exhibition more than 100 rare artifacts from its collection that relay the experience of survivors and liberators who found refuge in the greater New York area.

"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away." was conceived of by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and curated by an international panel of experts.

Sunday – Thursday:           10 AM to 9 PM (Last "Auschwitz" exhibition entry at 7 PM)
Friday:                                   10 AM to 5 PM (Last "Auschwitz" exhibition entry at 3 PM)

June 9, 2019, Shavuot (1st day) — Closed
June 10, 2019, Shavuot (2nd day) — Closed
September 29, 2019, Erev Rosh Hashanah  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
September 30, 2019, Rosh Hashanah (1st day) — Closed
October 1, 2019, Rosh Hashanah (2nd day) — Closed
October 8, 2019, Erev Yom Kippur — 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
October 9, 2019, Yom Kippur — Closed
October 13, 2019, Erev Sukkot — 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
October 14, 2019, Sukkot (1st day) — Closed
October 15, 2019, Sukkot (2nd day) — Closed
October 20, 2019, Erev Shemini Atzeret — 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
October 21, 2019, Shemini Atzeret — Closed
October 22, 2019, Simchat Torah — Closed
November 27, 2019, Thanksgiving Eve — 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
November 29, 2019, Thanksgiving — Closed


Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)


Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280




$16 Adult; $12 Senior and Person with Disabilities (ADA); $25 Flex; FREE admission to Holocaust survivors, active members of the military and first responders, and NYC public school students and educators (with valid school-issued ID).

Featured in

Museums & Exhibitions