Upcoming Exhibits & Events

Upcoming events

Coming to Terms with the Holocaust in Poland: From Soul-Searching to Backlash

Wednesday, October 23 at 7 PM

After decades of communist marginalization of the Holocaust, Poland initially emerged as a leader in coming to terms with its difficult past. However, now there is a backlash in Poland against recognizing any guilt. A 2018 law penalizing statements on the alleged complicity of Poland in the Nazi crimes caused an international controversy, so the government revoked its most disturbing provisions. But this topic remains a key battlefield in the culture war that divides Poland today. Dariusz Stola, the Former Director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, is a prominent historian and professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

upcoming exhibits

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

Coming in October

The Holocaust ended with the demise of Nazi Germany, but the effects of this horror were just beginning.  This exhibit shows how Detroit Jews dealt with the loss of loved ones, and provided support for survivors, children and displaced persons at the end of World War II as reported in the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and Detroit Jewish News.  It is a story of a community-wide effort to deal the critical issues in the immediate aftermath of the Shoah.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!