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On-Site Exhibition Opening: “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War”

May 19, 2024 | 2:30pm CDT

9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War is a poignant exhibition that outlines the remarkable rescue mission that brought thousands of unaccompanied children from Nazi Europe to the United Kingdom. The exhibition’s thoughtful and artistic design invites visitors to reflect on the heart-wrenching decisions parents made in sending their children away for a chance at a better future. Through personal artifacts, stories, and firsthand testimony, those who lived through the “Kindertransport” program share its story.

In honor of the exhibition’s opening, join Dr. Phyllis Lassner, Professor Emerita in The Crown Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University and Member of the Museum’s Exhibitions & Collections Committee, as she moderates a discussion with Ilona Moradof, Curator of Kindertransport and Associate Director of Administration and Special Projects · Yeshiva University Museum, and Melissa Hacker, Director of documentary film My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering The Kindertransports, Executive Director of the Kindertransport Association, and second-generation descendant of “Kindertransport” Survivor Ruth Morley (neé Birnholz). HM Consul General Alan Gogbashian, British Consulate-General in Chicago, will also deliver remarks at the program.

2:00 PM – Reception

2:30 PM – Program begins

Reservations required. Free to the public.

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War was created and organized by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin.

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War was made possible by the generous support of the Azrieli Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Gruss Hirsch Family Foundation, and by Anonymous. Additional support was provided by the Wolfensohn Family Foundation, Robert M. Kaufman, Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains (NJ), and by patrons and friends of Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin.

Illinois Holocaust Museum’s presentation of Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War is made possible with generous support from:

SUPPORTERS
CONTRIBUTORS

Rubens Family Foundation

Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation

ADDITIONAL FUNDERS

Golder Family Foundation

Mark and Lisa Pinsky

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