Yidishe Kinder: Jewish Children and Their World Before the Holocaust

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

On Display

Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story presented by the American Jewish Historical Society
The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum
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