Auschwitz Show Extended To Next August

Concrete posts and barbed wire that were part of the electrified fence at the perimeter of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. From the collection of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland and now on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Photo: Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib 

Due to an overwhelming response, the Museum of Jewish Heritage will be extending Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. until August 30, 2020. The show, with more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs traces the development of Nazi ideology and describes the transformation of Auschwitz from an ordinary Polish town known as Oświęcim to the largest German Nazi concentration camp and the most significant site of the Holocaust. Approximately. 1 million Jews, and tens of thousands of others, were murdered in Auschwitz, including Polish political prisoners, Sinti and Roma, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and those the Nazis deemed “homosexual,” “disabled,” “criminal,” “inferior,” or adversarial in countless other ways. 

The exhibition tells not only the story of their persecution and murder, but also the myriad ways ordinary people responded to the unfolding genocide, including inspiring stories of resistance, resilience, courage, and altruism. 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.


Entry is by timed ticket available at $25 Flexible Entry—entry any time on a specific day

$16 Adults; $12 Seniors and People with Disabilities; $10 Students and Veterans

Free for Holocaust survivors, active members of the military and first responders, and students and teachers through grade 12 in schools in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday       10 AM to 6 PM            

Wednesday                                                     10 AM to 9 PM

Friday                                                              10 AM to 3 PM            

Last admission to Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is 2 hours before closing time. Last entrance to the rest of the Museum is 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place