Throughout the remainder of this month, the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place, near First Place) will host a multi-week remembrance of the Holocaust, which will continue through April 26. During this period, admission to the Museum is free, and operating hours are extended to 8:00 pm on Mondays through Thursdays.
Programs for the coming week will include Yale University historian Timothy Snyder, author of the acclaimed “On Tyranny,” launching his new book, “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America,” at the Museum. on Tuesday (April 10) at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday and Thursday (April 11 and 12) will feature performances of “From Silence,” an original play by Anne Marilyn Lucas that delves into the Holocaust’s reverberations through three generations of a single family. The performances start at 7:30 pm on Wednesday and 3:00 pm on Thursday.
This year’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) falls on Thursday (April 12), and will be marked by a Day of Learning and Remembrance at the Museum. From 10:00 am through noon, visitors are invited to meet Holocaust survivors, who will share their personal stories. At 7:00 pm, one of these survivors will recall his individual experiences, followed by a Memorial Service.
On Sunday (April 15) at 1:00 pm, the Stories Survive series will bring Holocaust survivor Frances Malkin to the Museum, where she will recount being hidden (as a four-year-old girl) by a Polish family in their barn for two years, in order to escape Nazi death squads.
All programs are free of charge, although donations are welcome, and advance registration is recommended. For more information, please browse mjhnyc.org or call 646-437-4202.