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Museum of Jewish Heritage a Living Memorial to The Holocaust

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries—before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented in the Museum’s unique Core Exhibition and award-winning special exhibitions.

Acclaimed public programs, including discussions, films, plays, and concerts, highlight the richness of Jewish culture and ideas.

The Museum’s mission extends across the country and the world with Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) and initiatives with affiliate organizations: the Auschwitz Jewish Center and JewishGen.
The Museum's collection contains more than 25,000 items about modern Jewish history and the Holocaust. Many of these items rotate into the Core Exhibition, while others are featured in temporary exhibitions. In addition, many can be viewed in the Museum’s searchable Online Collection.

The collection illustrates: life cycle and ritual observance, Jewish culture and education, Holocaust ghettos and camps, anti-Semitica and philo-Semitca, Nazi and collaborationist materials, non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, founding of the State of Israel, the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, Jewish participation in the Civil Rights Movement, and the movement to save Ethiopian Jews.

Comprised of photographs, documents, textiles, Judaica, toys, musical instruments, posters, and other artifacts, the collection also includes approximately 4,000 audio and video testimonies by Holocaust survivors, liberators, rescuers, Jews who served in the Allied Armies during World War II, and many others.


My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski

A Workshop Staged Reading of a New Play by Clark Young and Derek Goldman

Featuring Academy-Award Nominated Actor DAVID STRATHAIRN as Jan Karski 

Directed by Derek Goldman

Starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck; Lincoln), the play recounts the astonishing and largely unknown story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski.

Karski's determination to report on the extermination of Jews in his native Poland led him on a dangerous mission to alert America and Great Britain about the horrors of the Holocaust. A rousing adventure story with elements of a spy thriller, Karski's journey is an inspiring story of extraordinary heroism and courage.

The play travels from Karski's childhood in the Polish countryside to the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi camps; from a fateful meeting with President Roosevelt to Karski's shattering and revelatory testimony in Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary Shoah. Through this theatrical journey, the enduring lessons of Karski's life — especially his belief in humanity, even in the darkest times — are revealed.

A post-performance Speaker Series will be offered on several dates, with David Strathairn in conversation with leading scholars and journalists.

The July 15 evening performance will feature award-winning author and journalist Andrew Nagorski.

On July 22, special guests include Father Leo O'Donovan (former President of Georgetown University) and Rabbi Elie Weinstock (Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun) in a discussion on "Heroes and the Holocaust."

On July 23, David Stathairn and director Derek Goldman will participate in a Q&A session.

Free, but RSVP is necessary as space is limited.

fonte: @edisonmariotti #edisonmariotti

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