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American Swedish Institute: “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War”

American Swedish Institute: “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War”

Just openend is “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War,” open through October 31. Experience the exhibition in person at the museum and/or online with a Virtual Exhibition Tour. These live monthly tours will give a unique perspective on the exhibition’s content and feature different speakers. On the Tuesday, July 27 tour, we welcome special guest Michael Simonson, Archivist and Director of Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History. Michael and Ingrid Nyholm-Lange (Director of Experience at ASI) will discuss how @yeshiva_university and the @leobaeckinstitute collaborated to develop this exhibition. Tours run from 5-6 pm Central Time and cost $20 per virtual connection. Register on ASI’s website.

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 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 impacted by the Kindertransport.

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