'The Number On Great-Grandpa's Arm'

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January 21, 2018 through April 29, 2018

Sunday-Tuesday, 10am-6pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 10am-3pm.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Battery Park City

All Ages

$12; $10 seniors; $7 students and children ages 13-17; free for children 12 and younger

'The Number On Great-Grandpa's Arm' at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Event description:

A special exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust features an 18-minute film and original artwork created for the film by acclaimed artist Jeff Scher. When 10-year-old Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving Auschwitz, and finding a new life in America. Elliot and Jack’s tender exchange is woven with historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a heartbreaking story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.

Address: 36 Battery Place
Battery Park City, NY 10280
Phone: 646-437-4202
Website: mjhnyc.org

About Museum of Jewish Heritage

Standard hours: Sunday-Tuesday, 10am–6pm; Wednesday-Thursday, 10am–8pm; Friday, 10am–5pm


The Museum of Jewish Heritage is committed to the crucial mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

As a place of memory, the Museum enables Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources.

The Museum protects the historical record and promotes understanding of Jewish heritage. It mobilizes memory to teach the dangers of intolerance and challenges visitors—including more than 50,000 schoolchildren a year—to let the painful lessons of the past guide them to envision a world worthy of their futures.