Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War Exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum


May 19, 2024 - November 17, 2024    
10:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EST

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War showcases the astonishing rescue effort that, in only nine months, brought thousands of unaccompanied Jewish children from Nazi-occupied mainland Europe to the United Kingdom. Through personal artifacts, stories, and firsthand testimony, those who lived through the Kindertransport program tell its history.

Arranged in eight sections, the exhibition begins in the days and months following Kristallnacht when Europe’s Jewish population could no longer deny the threat of Nazism. The exhibition’s thoughtful, artistic design draws visitors in and features 75 personal artifacts, including items from Illinois Holocaust Museum’s collection, Survivor testimonies, and quotes that chart the heart-wrenching decisions parents made in sending their children away to safety.
Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War was created and organized by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute – New York | Berlin.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077

The Museum is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 am through 5 pm. We welcome our last visitors at 4:00 pm, one hour before closing.