Since 2014, the “Museum for the Child” has remembered the history of the Kindertransport to England. In April of this year, the exhibition was reopened at a new location in Urania, Vienna. From next May, the Museum Judenplatz will also present a show on the topic.
The exhibition “For the Child” is dedicated to all those who helped thousands of – mostly Jewish – children escape the killing machine of the Nazi regime in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland in 1938/39. Over a period of nine months, almost 100 train journeys were organized to bring the children aged under 17 years from the countries of their birth to safety abroad.
The exhibition shows pictures of the objects that the children took with them on their journey. Wiener Urania (1., Uraniastraße 1 / main stairs 1st-2nd floor): Mon-Fri 9.00 am – 8.00 pm, Sat, Sun, public holidays and guided tours by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org // information
Cooperation of the second generation
In May next year, an exhibition at Museum Judenplatz also deals with the topic: “Youth without a homeland. Kindertransport from Vienna” (Jugend ohne Heimat. Kindertransporte aus Wien) is dedicated to the Viennese children who were sent abroad without their parents from the winter of 1938 until the outbreak of the Second World War in the fall of 1939 (May 20 to November 8, 2020). Considerable cooperation on the currently increased interest in “the children” was provided by the second generation, which this exhibition focuses on, as well as on the further life of the “children”. (Source: www.jmw.at)