Remember when you were a child? They toys you loved, the games you played? In our newest exhibit, Every Child Has a Name, we have a selection of children’s artifacts–toys, drawings, and other things that belonged to the children of the Holocaust. While some of the artifacts are reproductions of the originals, the reminder that children were there to witness the horrible acts of that time is very real.
As part of this exhibit, we are creating a virtual gallery on Facebook. If you or someone you know has any toys or children’s artifacts from the WWII period, especially from Europe, you can be part of this new venture. All you need to do is head over to our Facebook page (http://facebook.com/dhmcet) and post a picture of the artifact, along with a brief history. We would love to know where the toy is from, who it belonged to, etc. This community-created project will give all of our supporters a chance to share their histories and to learn about the WWII era in a new way that is far more interesting and personal than what you could find in the pages of a book.
Please help us honor the memory of the children of the Holocaust, and the children of WWII, by sharing your photographs and memories if you can. If you do not have an artifact to share, you can still share a memory, story, or your thoughts!