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On View

January 24, 2006 – June 25, 2006

This exhibition told the remarkable stories of the Nazis’ most vulnerable victims – Jewish children. By war’s end, as many as 1.5 million of those children were dead.

Thousands of Jewish children survived the Holocaust by living with false identities; by being physically concealed in attics, cellars, barns, or sewers; or by being protected by clergy in convents and monasteries. For these children, going into hiding often meant leaving their families and identities behind. Those who could not pass as non-Jews endured extreme loneliness, physical, pain, and constant fear, living silently in cramped and dark quarters. Life in hiding was never safe and was always fraught with danger, where a careless remark, a denunciation, or the murmurings of inquisitive neighbors could lead to discovery and death. The exhibition used photographs, artifacts, and oral histories to tell the stories of children hidden during the Holocaust.

This exhibition was organized and circulated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.