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New York museum opens exhibit of art by Holocaust victims

Updated : 2020-01-16 12:23:57

The show opens amid a spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes across the United States and particularly in New York City, home to the largest Jewish community outside of Israel.

People attend the preview of
People attend the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York. The show opens amid a spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes across the United States and particularly in New York City, home to the largest Jewish community outside of Israel. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Alfred Kantor is pictured at the preview of
A work of art by Alfred Kantor is pictured at the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Anti-Jewish hate crimes in New York in 2019 were at a 28-year high, according to Professor Brian Levin, director of the Centre for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Peter Loewenstein is pictured at the preview of
A work of art by Peter Loewenstein is pictured at the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition. In the most recent attack, a machete-wielding man wounded five people gathered last month for a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home in the New York City suburb of Money. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Alfred Kantor is pictured at the preview of the exhibition.  Just weeks earlier, a shooting at a kosher supermarket in nearby Jersey City, New Jersey left two Hasidic Jews dead. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Alfred Kantor is pictured at the preview of the exhibition.  Just weeks earlier, a shooting at a kosher supermarket in nearby Jersey City, New Jersey left two Hasidic Jews dead. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
People attend the preview exhibition at the museum. Hate crimes are escalating at a time when many American adults lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
People attend the preview exhibition at the museum. Hate crimes are escalating at a time when many American adults lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Johann Eisler is pictured at the preview of
A work of art by Johann Eisler is pictured at the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The greatest gaps in understanding are among US millennial - people in their 20s and 30s. Two-thirds of them do not know what Auschwitz is, said a recent survey by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Curatorial Associate, Michael Morris poses for a portrait. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Curatorial Associate, Michael Morris poses for a portrait. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
People attend the preview of
People attend the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Helga Weissova is pictured at the preview of
A work of art by Helga Weissova is pictured at the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A work of art by Alfred Kantor is pictured at the preview of
A work of art by Alfred Kantor is pictured at the preview of "Rendering Witness" exhibition. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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