Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

On December 2, 1938, just weeks after Kristallnacht, the first group of unaccompanied Jewish refugee children arrived in the United Kingdom. Co-presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, this exhibition illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the organized rescue effort that brought thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain between 1938 and 1940.

Exhibit Closed

This exhibit closed on
Friday, May 24, 2019

On Display

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
When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Center for Jewish History
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum
The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Visas for Freedom presented by the American Sephardi Federation