Seventy-seven years after the defeat of Nazi Germany, most living Holocaust survivors were children during the war. Many of these children survived because they were hidden. For years, the experiences of hidden children were not given the serious attention they deserved because, for the most part, theirs was not a concentration camp experience, and as children, the importance of their experiences was often minimized. More recently, there is a fuller understanding of the circumstances that hidden children lived through. Join us as we explore the different ways children attempted to survive during the Holocaust. We will hear from former hidden children and learn how their experiences affected their lives in the postwar years and into adulthood.

Admission is by application only: Teachers who have completed a STAJE seminar and/or the Museum’s course, “Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust,” are eligible to apply.

Options for attending this summer seminar are virtual AND in person. For those who attend in person, tours of the Museum’s new exhibition, The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, will be included.

Educational programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, The Myron and Alayne Meilman Family Foundation in Memory of Alayne Meilman, The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Pinkerton Foundation, the Leo Rosner Foundation, Con Edison, The Sunshine Foundation, Susan Kopald, the Shikiar Family Foundation, and other generous donors.
Image: Orphanage residents in the woods, including hidden Jewish children, Lomna, occupied Poland, July 1942. Gift of Lidia Siciarz. 373.96.