“The Kindertransport is the most important rescue effort of Jewish children leading up to World War II. It rescued an estimated 10,000 children generally from the German-occupied territories.” This NY1 piece features celebrated therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer—herself one of the thousands of rescued Jewish children—and showcases the exhibition “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War,” on view at the Center for Jewish History. Seen on camera: design elements like the wall of tags, inspired by manila tags worn around the necks of refugee children during the Kindertransport as a form of identification. Watch more in “Dr. Ruth Reflects on Escaping Nazi Germany 80 Years After the Kindertransport.”
Designed for the Yeshiva University Museum and Leo Baeck Insitute, the exhibition is the latest in a trilogy of projects by C&G Partners at the Center for Jewish History.