Travelling Exhibitions

Our travelling exhibitions have been designed especially for schools, organisations and institutions to educate and inform their own audiences regardless of space and budget.

They incorporate the Library’s unique collection into an accessible display to encourage people of all backgrounds to think critically about the issues raised by the Holocaust and genocide.

Our exhibitions can be hired for a maximum of 2 weeks. For longer bookings, please contact the Education team. These travelling exhibitions are in high demand so we cannot guarantee your first preference for dates, but we will do our best to facilitate your request.

Available Travelling Exhibitions

  • Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue, 1939

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    The Kitchener Camp has been largely forgotten today, but in 1939 this derelict army base on the Kent coast became the scene of an extraordinary rescue in which 4,000 men were saved from the Holocaust.

    The Leave to Land exhibition draws on materials collected for the Kitchener Camp Project – a unique online resource that brings together archival records and family treasures to build a moving and compelling picture of this unlikely sanctuary.

  • Rescues of the Holocaust: Remembering Raoul Wallenberg and Lives Saved

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    This exhibition focuses on the lives of five remarkable individuals who risked their lives to save Jews from Nazi persecution.

    Featured is the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, opera loving sisters Ida and Louise Cook and Bertha Bracey, a Quaker who lobbied the British Government.

  • A Thousand Kisses: Stories of the Kindertransport

    Image of inside of exhibitionBetween December 1938 and May 1940, almost 10,000 unaccompanied mostly Jewish children were brought to Britain from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland in what became known as the Kindertransport.

    Developed as part of the Harwich Haven: Surrender & Sanctuary project, this new travelling exhibition draws on our collections to tell the story of the Kindertransport through the experiences of eight children and the loved ones they left behind.

    It is a story of persecution, migration, of refugees who were made welcome and those who were turned away.

  • Pogrom – November 1938: Testimonies from ‘Kristallnacht’

    Panels from the Pogrom exhibitionOn 9 and 10 November 1938, in hundreds of towns across Germany and Austria, thousands of Jews were terrorised, persecuted and victimised. The November Pogrom, known alternatively as ‘Kristallnacht’, also led to the desecration of over 1,200 synagogues and the looting of thousands of Jewish businesses and homes. Approximately 90 people were killed and over 25,000 Jewish men were arrested and deported to camps.

    This exhibition looks at the November Pogrom from the perspective of eyewitnesses and tells the story of how hundreds of testimonies were collected by our founder Dr Alfred Wiener and his colleagues in the weeks following the attacks.

Submit a booking request

Before submitting a booking request, please download our Travelling Exhibitions Information pack (PDF).

Use the following form to submit a booking request. After submitting, a member of our Learning Team will be in touch to confirm and arrange payment for the refundable deposit.

For any further questions please contact us on 020 7636 7247 or [email protected].

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