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.

Center for Jewish History
  1. Introduction to the Center for Jewish History and Biblical Species
  2. Luminous Manuscript
  3. Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
  4. Rewind: Voices of the Past Advising the Future
  5. The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction
  6. The David Berg Rare Book Room
  7. Nosotros 2.0 Connecting the Latino and Jewish Communities
  8. 1938Projekt: Posts from the Past
  9. All in the Family: Photographs from Across the Jewish World
  10. Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy
  11. When the Golden Door Closed, They Carried the Torch.  Advocacy in the Age of Immigration Restriction
  12. Lost and Found - A Family Photo Album
  13. Ackman & Ziff Gamily Genealogy Institute and Lillian Goldman Reading Room
  14. Collection Management and Conservation Wing