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Kindertransport exhibit travels to Minneapolis

July 22-October 31, 2021

Tue, Jul 6, 2021

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War is moving to the American Swedish Institute on July 22, 2021 and will be shown there until October 31, 2021. This exhibit illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the astonishing rescue effort that brought approximately 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and other countries, including Sweden, between 1938 and 1939. It explores the difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts and personal stories, bringing the Kindertransport to life by presenting objects that the children brought with them on their passage to England; letters between parents and children; new audio testimonies by survivors; and a series of dramatic stories that link the materials in the gallery to the broader context of the era.

The Minnesota debut of this exhibition will be accompanied by The Story is Here, featuring the stories of local families in the Midwest who were personally affected by the Kindertransport.

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War was created and organized by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and is being co-presented in Minnesota by the Greenberg Family Fund for Holocaust Awareness at Beth El Synagogue, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), and the American Swedish Institute (ASI). It was previously exhibited at the Center for Jewish History in New York and Holocaust Memorial Center in Michigan.

Learn more from the American Swedish Institute here.

News Coverage of the Exhibit, by Sheila Regan, "Lest We Forget: 'Kindertransport' at The American Swedish Institute"

Mpls St.Paul, by Peter Diamond, "American Swedish Institute’s Kindertransport Exhibition Reflects on Lives Saved from the Holocaust"

Star Tribune, by Alicia Eler, "Minneapolis exhibit remembers the children saved from the Holocaust"

Twin Cities Pioneer Press, by Kathy Berdan, " Kindertransport exhibit tells powerful, heartbreaking-but-hopeful story of survival"