No Child’s Play: Children in the Holocaust: Creativity and Play
Selected Panels from the Exhibition
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.