Featured Exhibits

KINDERTRANSPORT –

RESCUING CHILDREN ON THE BRINK OF WAR

On display through 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. Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War is open Sunday-Friday during regular operating hours of the HMC and is included with museum admission or membership.

Docent-Led Guided Tours

  • Monday at 7:00 PM December 16
  • Space is Limited: RSVP by calling 248.553.2400, ext. 145 or Click Here to RSVP

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.

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.  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.