Yidishe Kinder: Jewish Children and Their World Before the Holocaust

Yidishe kinder! Jewish children! What was their world like before World War II? What did they read? How did they play? What did they draw? What were their favorite foods? What did they learn and how did they learn? What did they do when they skipped school? What sports and games did they play? Using their archival and bibliographic collections, YIVO presents Yidishe kinder, a look at the world of Jewish children when Yiddish predominated as a Jewish vernacular. From children’s storybooks to magazines, from school textbooks to limericks, come and see the artifacts of the life kids lived in Yiddish before World War II.

Exhibit Closed

This exhibit closed on
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Currently on Display

George Salter: A Legacy of Book Design presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
Remnants: Selected Manuscripts from the YIVO Archives presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
The Rome Lab presented by Centro Primo Levi, the Jewish Museum of Rome and the Center for Jewish History
1917: How One Year Changed The World presented by American Jewish Historical Society, National Museum of American Jewish History, and Yeshiva University Museum
Through the Yiddish Looking Glass: The Art of Yiddish Children’s Literature presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Becoming "German Jews" in America presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
The Paper Brigade: Smuggling Rare Books and Documents in Nazi-Occupied Vilna presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Nosotros: Strengthening Bonds between Jewish and Latino Communities presented by the American Sephardi Federation
The Arch of Titus – from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back presented by the Yeshiva University Museum