The Man Who Saved The N.Y. Holocaust Museum

Robert Morgenthau, in 2003, in the Garden of Stones at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Museum of Jewish Heritage

Remembering iconic DA Robert Morgenthau, who ‘was dedicated to the lessons’ of the Shoah.

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, had been open for more than 30 years. The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam opened in 1960. Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, had yet to really catch on here. And it would not be until 1993 that the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened its doors in the nation’s capital.


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