Jewish Museums and Holocaust Museums, Memorials, and Monuments

  • Ira M. SheskinEmail author
  • Arnold Dashefsky
  • Sarah Markowitz
Part of the American Jewish Year Book book series (AJYB, volume 118)


This chapter provides lists with contact information (name, address, phone number, website) for about 125 Jewish museums and about 165 Holocaust museums.

The purpose of this chapter is to document the institutional infrastructure of the North American Jewish community and to preserve this information for historical purposes. We expect that historians 100 years from now will look back at the Year Book in researching the history of North American Jewry. In a sense, we are “freezing” the information in time. The information on the Internet, of course, changes as frequently as the webmasters update that information, meaning that without this freezing, historians in the future will not have a record of the infrastructure of the community.

The list is carefully updated each year, but the authors appreciate any corrections noted by our readers. We have found that the lists we can find for Jewish institutions on the Internet are far from totally accurate.


Jewish museums Holocaust museums Holocaust memorials Holocaust monuments 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ira M. Sheskin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arnold Dashefsky
    • 2
  • Sarah Markowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Jewish Demography Project, Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic StudiesUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish LifeUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  3. 3.Independent ResearcherForest HillsUSA

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