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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS GALLERY
May 19 - November 17, 2024

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War showcases the astonishing rescue effort that, in only nine months, brought thousands of unaccompanied children from Nazi-occupied Europe to the United Kingdom. Through personal artifacts, stories, and firsthand testimony, those who lived through the “Kindertransport” program tell its history.

Arranged in eight sections, the exhibition begins in the days and months following “Kristallnacht” when Europe’s Jewish population could no longer deny the threat of Nazism. The exhibition’s thoughtful, artistic design draws visitors in and features 75 personal artifacts, including items from Illinois Holocaust Museum’s collection, Survivor testimonies, and quotes that chart the heart-wrenching decisions parents made in sending their children away to safety.

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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