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Work experience blog: Alexandra

I’m Alexandra and I’m doing a placement here in the Jewish Museum’s Learning Department. At the Jewish Museum you get to do many varied tasks that involve jumping into the action but also time to do administration.

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Wiley women and Eating our Ego: Passover CDP at the Jewish Museum

Why is Moses the hero of the Passover story? His mother should be the hero!’ Year 3 student. In April we had our annual staff Passover celebrations/ training, and as the organiser I got to pick the theme! I chose to focus mainly on women, as there are an unusually large number of named women who do incredible things in the story of Passover.

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Holiday or Home

In March it’s been more than 80 years since the first Kindertransport came to Britain. The Kindertransport was a rescue project from Great Britain to save the children from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940. They were able to save over 10 000 refugee children. In our collection we have some really special pieces linked to the Kindertransport.

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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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