This exhibit opens a window into the world of children during the Holocaust. It does not focus on history, statistics or descriptions of physical violence. Instead, images of the toys, games, artwork, diaries and poems displayed here highlight some of the personal stories of the children, to provide a glimpse into their lives during the Holocaust. This exhibit tells the story of the struggle of these children to hold on to life. It describes their attempts to maintain their childhood and youth by creating for themselves a different reality from that which surrounded them. This exhibit was displayed at the United Nations in 2006.
Our Education Department offers traveling exhibits that are recommended for commemoration programs, professional development workshops and classroom instruction. Each exhibit includes a presentation of an introduction to the specific theme of the exhibit, a narrative and explanation, and recommendations how to incorporate this resource into the classroom. Each exhibit is first showcased at the United Nations for annual Holocaust commemoration programs, remained in the US and is on loan through the American Society for Yad Vashem.