Into the Arms of Strangers – Stories of the Kindertransport
Documentary Film & Discussions with a Special Appearance by Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Deborah Oppenheimer
Sunday, December 8 at 2 PM
This Academy Award-winning documentary tells the extraordinary story of the Kindertransport, the rescue mission that saved nearly 10,000 Jewish and other children from the Nazis. The children were taken into foster homes and hostels in England, expecting to be reunited with their parents. Most never saw their families again. Narrated by Dame Judi Dench, the two-hour film offers moving accounts from child survivors, rescuers, parents and foster parents. Producer Deborah Oppenheimer will share her mother’s Kindertransport experience and take questions from the audience following the screening.
- Tickets: $10/person or free with HMC membership
- RSVP by December 5, seating is limited.
Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
On exhibit July 1 – December 31
Created by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, the exhibition illuminates the story of the Kindertransport (German for “Children’s Transport”), the organized rescue effort that brought thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Europe to Great Britain in the late 1930s.
The exhibition explores the children’s difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts, personal stories, and engaging media. Artifacts from local Detroit Kinder are included in this captivating exhibit.
The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of The Azrieli Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, The Koret Foundation, the Gruss Hirsch Family Foundation, and by Anonymous. Additional support was provided by the Wolfensohn Family Foundation, Robert M. Kaufman, Temple Shalom of Scotch Plains (NJ), and by patrons and friends of Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute.
Thank you to our exhibit supporters
Barbara and James Bayson, Sandy and Jim Danto, Gretchen and Ethan Davidson, Robin and Leo Eisenberg, Nadine and David Farbman,
Mindi Fynke, Rozie and Bernie Friedman, Lisa and Robert Gittleman, Nancy and James Grosfeld, Raina Ernstoff and Sanford Hansell,
The Karp Family, Shabana and Parvez Khan, Jackie and Larry Kraft, Michael Liebowitz, Lisa and Gary Shiffman, Anita and Ken Volk,
Lori and Steven Weisberg, & Gwen and S. Evan Weiner.
Aftermath: Detroit Jews in the Wake of the Holocaust
On exhibit October 23 – December 31
The Holocaust ended with the demise of Nazi Germany, but the effects of this horror were just beginning.