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No Child’s Play: Children in the Holocaust: Creativity and Play

Selected Panels from the Exhibition

Regine (Rivka) Gartenlaub-AvihailJewish refugee children from Germany, deported in December 1938 to a demilitarized zone between Hungary and Czechoslovakia“For Dear Juri on his Bar - Mitzvah, Memories of childhood and Terezin, dedicated to you by friends from Kyjov”Girl and her doll, photographed on the way to Treblinka. Of the approximately 11,000 Jews deported from Thrace and  Macedonia in March 1943, only 200 survived

Jewish refugee children from Germany, deported in December 1938 to a demilitarized zone between Hungary and CzechoslovakiaJewish refugee children from Germany, deported in December 1938 to a demilitarized zone between Hungary and Czechoslovakia

After the Nazis’ rise to power in 1933, the plight of German Jews worsened steadily…

Many parents decided to part from their children and send them away in order to assure their future.

Before the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Youth Aliyah succeeded in bringing some 5,000 children to Palestine. Another 9,000 found shelter in Great Britain after Kristallnacht in November 1938. Many thousands, however, sought asylum unsuccessfully.
Most of the children who emigrated never saw their parents again.