1938Projekt: Posts from the Past

You have arrived at the Katherine and Clifford H. Goldsmith Gallery, which is number eight on your map. 

How does one grasp the mixture of horror and surprise felt by the victims of the Nazi regime in the year prior to the start of World War two? 

"1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past" has personalized their stories through letters, diaries, and photographs saved by German Jews and their families.

This exhibit, which is presented by the Leo Baeck Institute, features 365 personalized stories from 1938; one for each day of the year.  The documents illustrated here show the range of reactions and emotions that families had as they struggled to escape Germany and Austria to survive.

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