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Yom Hashoah 2023

Holocaust artifacts and replica cattle car on view in Times Square

Dozens of historical objects—from ghetto money to a Zyklon B label—are on view in the “Hate Ends Now” installation.

A replica of a World War II-era cattle car on view in an installation called “Hate Ends Now” in Times Square on April 18, 2023. Photo by Evelyn Riddell.
A replica of a World War II-era cattle car on view in an installation called “Hate Ends Now” in Times Square on April 18, 2023. Photo by Evelyn Riddell.

A replica of a World War II-era cattle car and dozens of genuine Holocaust artifacts are on view in Manhattan’s Times Square on April 18 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in an installation called “Hate Ends Now.” The show is a collaboration between the Orthodox Union and NCSY.

Among the true artifacts are a “Jews aren’t welcome here” store sign, a Magen David/yellow Jewish star patch, propaganda postcards, ghetto money, striped prisoner uniforms, a prewar copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Hitler election posters, a Zyklon B label and a Hitler Youth sports uniform, according to Joshua Steinreich, a spokesman for the installation.

Inside the replica cattle car, “similar to those used by the Nazis to transport Jews and other targeted groups to concentration and death camps,” visitors can view a 360-degree movie projection “helping them to understand the harrowing experiences of those crammed into similar rail cars around 80 years ago,” according to a release.

Inside the cattle-car installation. Photo by Shaylee Rosen.

The video also features testimonies of two Holocaust survivors.

The artifact show is on view outside the car. The installation is on view in the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza, between 45th and 46th streets.

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