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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Jul 21, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021

The exhibition, Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the astonishing rescue effort that brought approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden between 1938 and 1940. 

Though the Kindertransport has long been recognized as one of the most successful organized rescue efforts of Jews during the Nazi era, it has never been the focus of a major museum exhibition in America.

This exhibition explores the difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts and personal stories. It brings the Kindertransport to life by presenting objects that the children brought with them on their passage to England; letters between parents and children; new audio testimonies by survivors; and a series of dramatic stories that link the materials in gallery to the broader context of the era.

The Minnesota debut of this exhibition with be accompanied by The Story is Here, featuring the stories of local families in the Midwest who were personally affected by the Kindertransport

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War was created and organized by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and is being co-presented in Minnesota by the Greenberg Family Fund for Holocaust Awareness at Beth El Synagogue, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), and the American Swedish Institute (ASI).

It was previously exhibited at the Center for Jewish History in New York and Holocaust Memorial Center in Michigan.

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War was created and organized by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and is being co-presented in Minnesota by the Greenberg Family Fund for Holocaust Awareness at Beth El Synagogue, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), and the American Swedish Institute (ASI).

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