Virtual Tour of "Kindertransport - Rescuing Children on the Brink of War"
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
One Connection to Virtual Tour — Enjoy a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home. This connection allows you to invite several people over to enjoy the participatory tour. This tour takes place at 5:00 PM CST.
Kindertransport - Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
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.
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 the gallery to the broader context of the era.
The Minnesota debut of this exhibition will 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.
We thank the following supporters for their generosity in supporting Holocaust education at the JCRC: the Beverly Foundation, the Oren and Sharron Steinfeldt Foundation, Allianz of America, Tankenoff Families Foundation, the Kelen Family Foundation and the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation.
Explore Kindertransport - Rescuing Children on the Brink of War during a live, virtual tour via Zoom. Participants must have a strong internet connection to participate in the experience.
Special Guest: Sandy Baron, daughter of a Kindertransport refugee. Sandy will share her family's story as it relates to the exhibition.
ASI will email the Zoom link once you register for the program
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Offer: One Connection to Virtual Tour — Enjoy a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home. This connection allows you to invite several people over to enjoy the participatory tour. This tour takes place at 5:00 PM CST.
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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