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The Story is Here

The impact of the organized Kindertransport rescue has spanned time and place. Its effect has reached every corner of the world, including right here in Minnesota.

While many children stayed in England and other countries including Sweden following the war, some continued their journey to join relatives all around the world.

In the exhibition, The Story is Here, you will meet a grandfather, a father, a neighbor – each once a child saved from Nazi Germany.

Today their legacies live on right here in Minnesota — their stories are here.

Kurt Moses was only 11 years old in 1939 when he and his younger brother first left their home in the small farm town of Tütz, Germany. Faced with an impossible decision, his parents chose to protect their children from the Nazis by sending them to a children’s home in La Guette, France. Kurt’s journey would eventually bring him here to the Midwest.

Siegfried Lindenbaum was born in the small town of Unna, Germany, in 1930. He was only 9 when his family was torn apart. Following the war, Siegfried and his younger brother immigrated to the U.S. to live with an aunt and uncle.

In 1939, 13-year-old Benno Bloch’s mother Helene lovingly packed a suitcase to send with her only child on his Kindertransport journey. In 2021, 95-year-old Benno Black pulled this same suitcase off a shelf in his St. Louis Park home to share his story here.

Exhibition Supporters

Major exhibition support provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Karin Larson, and ASI’s members and donors. The exhibition’s media partner is the Star Tribune.

Minnesota artist activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.