The 1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past

Eighty years after the events of 1938, how does one grasp the mixture of horror and surprise felt by the victims of the Nazi regime? One significant way is to look at the letters, diaries, and photographs saved by German Jews and their families. Using documents from our archives and those of several partner institutions, the Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin will update www.1938projekt.org with personal stories based on documents from our own collections and the collections of partner institutions—one for each day in 1938. These materials illustrate the range of reactions and emotions that individuals and families had as they struggled to escape Germany and Austria in order to survive. In addition, significant world events are described alongside the calendar entries to provide a broad context for the individual stories.

Exhibit Closed

This exhibit closed on
Friday, May 24, 2019

On Display

Visas for Freedom presented by the American Sephardi Federation
When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Center for Jewish History
The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Rise of the Yiddish Machines: The Typewriter and Yiddish Literature presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
All in the Family – Photographs from Across the Jewish World presented by American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum