Each artifact in our collection has a story to tell. The Artifacts Unpacked video series takes you behind the scenes to learn about the objects the Museum protects and how they keep alive the memory and experiences of victims and witnesses of the Holocaust.

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  • The Children’s Artwork

    The Children’s Artwork

    Facing deportation, Gertrude Winter—a teacher in Vienna, Austria—collected her students' drawings, photographs, and letters to try to keep them safe.

  • The Puppet

    The Puppet

    US Army Medic Eldon G. Nicholas found a way to bring joy to children in the Vittel internment camp in France.

  • The Crayon Case

    The Crayon Case

    The parents of seven-year-old Leo Melamed fought for his education to continue, even when their future was uncertain.

  • The Teddy Bear

    The Teddy Bear

    How did a boy's stuffed animal help the Butzke family escape Nazi persecution and start a new life in the United States?

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