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Auschwitz, the Exhibition

Auschwitz was the largest and most lethal of all the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps. More than 1,100,000 people were murdered behind its barbed-wire fences between May 1940 and January 1945 in a systematic and industrialized fashion. Boys and girls, women and men, most of them Jewish of different nationalities, were deported there, murdered, turned into slaves, numbers, dehumanized and humiliated. 

For the first time in History, more than 700 original objects are shown in the first travelling exhibition about Auschwitz co-produced by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a moving and accurate tour through one of the darkest chapters of the History of Humankind that will certainly stir the world’s conscience.

Through this daunting selection of objects from more than 20 institutions and museums all over the world, the Auschwitz exhibition portrays the complex reality of the notorious camp, universal symbol of the Nazi horror, and the world of victims and perpetrators with a clear goal – to elucidate how such a place could come into being and dig into how its existence has determined our present worldview.

The exhibition is now open in New York City, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, after completing a successful run in Madrid, where it was extended two times, drew more than 600,000 visitors, and was one of the most visited exhibitions in Europe last year.

WARNING: We are sorry to communicate that the exhibition is temporarily closed in order to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.


As of May 8, 2019
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place 
New York, NY 10280

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Highly recommended! A must see Exhibition. Wonderfully done with great respect. The best I have seen...ever!

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