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1940s London – through the eyes of an 11-year-old

In 1940, 11 year old Londoner Sheila Cohen began writing a diary. Soon to be published with daily entries on Twitter, discover a London schoolgirl’s perspective of a conflict that was going to last another five years and engulf many parts of the world.

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A Portrait by Tom Berry: Bea Green

From November 2018 to March 2019, artist Tom Berry came into the Jewish Museum as our artist-in-residence for the 'Remembering the Kindertransport: 80 Years On' exhibition. Tom created a portrait based on his encounter with Bea Green, her son Paul Green, and the current refugee crisis. Bea was one of the Kinder featured in the exhibition.

The portrait has now been added to the Jewish Museum's collection. Read Tom's blog post below to learn about his meeting with Bea and the story behind the portrait: 

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Barney Greenman’s toy truck back in London: History of a loan

In 2017 the Jewish Museum was approached for the loan of a special object in the collection: the toy truck that Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman made for his toddler son Barney from scraps of wood during the Second World War. It was going to be shown in a temporary exhibition entitled ‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Nor far away’ in Madrid.

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New Insights into the Kindertransport

The ‘KT80 Symposium: The Kindertransport 80 Years On’ that took place at University College London (UCL) 22-24 January brought together researchers, museums, kinder and their descendants and interested members of the public.

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