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.


Mon and Wed: 9:30am-8pm
Tue and Thu: 9:30am-5pm
Fri: 9:30am-4pm
Sun: 11am-5pm



Also on Display

Portugal, The Last Hope presented by the American Sephardi Federation
The Last Address presented by the American Sephardi Federation
George Salter: A Legacy of Book Design presented by the Leo Baeck Institute