This exhibition was made possible through major funding from: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz Fund of The New York Community Trust, the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.*
Generous leadership gifts were made by: Frank and Cesia Blaichman, Patti Askwith Kenner and Family, George and Adele Klein, Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert, and Shalom and Varda Yoran.
Additional support was provided by: The David Berg Foundation, Nancy Fisher, Robert I. Goldman Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, LOréal USA, Nash Family Foundation, Righteous Persons Foundation, and Gil and Claire (Israelit) Zweig.
*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Companion Volume to the Exhibition
Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust, the companion volume, includes original and thought-provoking essays by exhibition curator Yitzchak Mais, Holocaust scholar David Engel, and psychologist Eva Fogelman, all of whom offer new insights about this important chapter of Jewish history. The book also contains a unique anthology of more than thirty memoirs, oral histories, and letters, some published for the first time in English, which documentsfrom a Jewish perspectivethe vitality and resilience of Jewish life under Nazi oppression. The soft-cover book will be published in April 2007 and retail for $22.95. The text of the book is available for review.
This years Annual Gathering of Remembrance, New York Citys oldest and largest commemoration to honor the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust will take place at the Museum on April 15 at 2 p.m. In conjunction with Daring to Resist, the commemoration will reflect on the brave men and women of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger will be the keynote speaker. Call 646-437-4490 for tickets or email email@example.com.
On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, also April 15, Museum admission is free for all. Come to the Museum to remember those who were lost, and learn from those who survived. Hear personal stories from artifact donors, Holocaust survivors, and their families.
The Museum will present the critically acclaimed film The Partisans of Vilna on April 18 at 7 p.m. The film features interviews with survivors of the Jewish resistance movement. It tells the largely unknown story of young Jews and others who organized an underground resistance in the Vilna Ghetto and fought as partisans in the woods. Among those featured are Israeli poet Abba Kovner, a resistance leader, and Chaika Grossman, former Israeli Knesset member. Following the screening, producer Aviva Kempner and survivors featured in the film will discuss their experiences. For information and tickets please call 646-437-4202 or visit www.mjhnyc.org.
About the Museum
The Museums three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century--before, during, and after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include: A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People and From the Heart: The Photojournalism of Ruth Gruber. The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthys memorial Garden of Stones, as well as James Carpenters Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.