Past Exhibitions

Children became Letters

09/29/2004 – 01/31/2005

Rescuing Jewish Children from Nazi Germany

Between 1933 and 1941, German-Jewish organizations helped more than 12,000 Jewish children and teenagers emigrate from Nazi Germany to other European countries, Palestine or overseas. “Cildren Became Letters” was a common expression among the Jewish parents who stayed behind. For the parents directly affected, it was a painful reality.

The exhibition “Children Became Letters” focuses on the children and teenagers who escaped to Palestine and the USA. Retelling their life stories, it illustrates the opportunities and difficulties of emigration as well as the ways they coped with life in a foreign country.

The exhibition and the accompanying publication have been funded by the program “Youth for Tolerance and Democracy – Against Rightwing Extremism, Xenophobia and Anti-Semitism” (initiated by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth). Additional funding has been provided by the German Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

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