Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story is the Museum’s primary exhibition program for young people and their families. The exhibition tells the story of one family’s experiences during the Holocaust from the perspective of a boy growing up in Nazi Germany.
A brief film introduces the exhibition’s narrator, Daniel, and the story of the Holocaust. Visitors then enter realistic environments where they can touch, listen to, and engage in Daniel’s world as it changes during the Holocaust. The exhibition design is based on historical imagery gathered from family photo albums, documentary sources, and pictorial diaries of the period.
Daniel’s diary entries, which serve as the exhibition’s primary text, are based on the wartime writings of young people and on the memories of some of those who survived. At the end of the exhibition, students are invited to review important facts about the exhibition and the Holocaust and to express their feelings or write down their thoughts.
The exhibition was created with the help of a team of experts and has been reviewed by child psychiatrists, educators, and museum interpreters. Through the years since its inception, it remains one of the Museum’s most popular experiences.
This exhibition was made possible in part by support from the following donors: In Honor of Sara Futerman, from her Children; Robert I. Glimcher; L’Chaim Foundation; Norman and Elaine Polsky and Family; Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins; In Honor of Lily Roth and Neil Starr from David and Helen Spitzberg; Judy and Stanley Ruskin.