The Holocaust Museum presents “Inside the (Acid-Free) Box: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Stories from the Kindertransport.” Experience a virtual tour that will highlight the personal letters and treasured items the children took with them as they left their homes forever. See below for more info about
The tour will feature Jordanna Gessler, vice president of education and exhibits; Christie Jovanovic, collection manager.
In response to the brutality of Kristallnacht, several organizations worked together to bring Jewish children under Nazi occupation to safety. Roughly 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and modern-day Poland were sent to the U.K on Kindertransports. The first train carrying refugee children left Berlin on December 1, 1939, and trains were halted when borders were closed due to the outbreak of World War II. The vast majority of the rescued children never saw their families again, as they were murdered in the Holocaust. As they said goodbye to their families, the children clutched a few precious items. They wrote heart-breaking letters from their new homes, trying to learn of the fate of their parents.
What: Virtual tour
When: December 15, 2020, 4-5pm