The Surprise That the World's Most Comprehensive Jewish Museum Reveals About the Holocaust
"When I visited ANU for the first time in 2022, I discovered something incredibly surprising about the Holocaust."
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With artifacts ranging from a 15th-century Book of Esther to Leonard Cohen’s guitar, the rebranded ANU – Museum of the Jewish People is now considered the world’s most comprehensive Jewish museum.
Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, the Diaspora Museum was founded in 1978 and later renamed The Museum of the Jewish People. But it was mostly an unknown, underwhelming entity.
Circa 2011, a decade-long, $100-million renovation began — ultimately tripling gallery space to four expansive wings and three massive floors.
When I visited ANU for the first time in 2022, I discovered something incredibly surprising about the Holocaust: