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Kindertransport - Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

Date/Time:
Sunday, August 22, 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Offer:
General Admission for 2 people — You'll get access to the "Kindertransport" exhibition, plus the historic Turnblad Mansion, and other exhibits. Stop by the admission desk with your mobile pass or printed pass to receive admission stickers.

Event Details:



Kindertransport - Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

The exhibition 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 bring 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 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 Dakota (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. 


Location:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Hours of Operation:
Museum (Turnblad Mansion & Osher Gallery) and Museum Store:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

FIKA Café:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm (Lunch served 11 am - 3 pm)

Parking Information:
Free parking is available in our surface parking lot, located at 27th Street and Park Avenue. Accessible parking is available on the northeast side of the parking lot. Free street parking is readily available on Park Avenue, Portland Avenue and 27th Street.

Accessibility Information:
ASI offers accessible parking, restrooms, listening amplification, and elevator service. Manual wheelchairs are available on request. Sign language interpreters can be arranged with notice and certified service animals are welcome. For more information, call 612-871-4907.

Organization Details:

Nearly 90 years ago, a new immigrant to Minnesota had a vision to create a vibrant cultural gathering place. Established in 1929, ASI has evolved into a dynamic arts and cultural center that welcomes all people to gather and share experiences around themes of culture, migration, the environment, and the arts; informed by enduring links to Sweden. From the gallery spaces, featuring local and international exhibitions, to the lively programming set in the historic Turnblad Mansion, to the shop, and award winning restaurant and café – there are many ways to see yourself at ASI and be part of this story.

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Offer: General Admission for 2 people — You'll get access to the "Kindertransport" exhibition, plus the historic Turnblad Mansion, and other exhibits. Stop by the admission desk with your mobile pass or printed pass to receive admission stickers.

Date/Time: Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:00 am

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