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HMLC and USHMM: Children’s Drawings of Weir Courtney
March 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Children’s Drawings of Weir Courtney
After the Holocaust, the British government provided aid to over 700 child survivors. At least 20 of these children came under the nurturing care of Alice Goldberger, a German immigrant who fled to the United Kingdom at the outset of the war, at a children’s home called Weir Courtney. Hundreds of their writings and drawings—depicting happy scenes from their postwar lives—were donated to the Museum’s archives by one of Alice’s former wards. Learn the extraordinary story behind these seemingly ordinary pages, how they came to be a part of the Museum’s permanent collection, and what the Museum is doing now to preserve
them for the education of future generations about the Holocaust.
Speaker: Rebecca Erbelding, Archivist