Thankfully underwritten by local, national and international donors

Life before the Holocaust – Business & Everyday Pleasures

Before the Holocaust, parents worked, and children played.  Families and friends celebrated holidays together.  However, something terrible was about to happen.

This exhibit depicts what ordinary life was like for Jewish children in Europe before the Nazi regime implemented its Final Solution extermination plan. With articles, stories, and/or artwork we tell the stories of children who played sports, went to school with non-Jewish peers, and helped their parents run businesses as peaceful members of European society. The exhibit makes the point that destruction can come upon us suddenly if we fail to notice the warning signs or presume they do not apply to us.

Life before the Holocaust features four artistic educational panels with QR code links to multilingual age-appropriate material including mini lessons and videos.

“And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.” Job 1:4