Sunday, April 11, 2010

Curious George and the Holocaust

Today, April 11, 2010 is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Currently until August 1, the Jewish Museum at 1108 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY is hosting an exhibit, Curious George Saves the Day, the Art of Margaret and H.A. Rey.

The Reys were German-born Jews who escaped from Paris just before the Nazi Occupation. They carried their manuscripts which were later published as the Curious George books with them during the escape. The story has been told in the imaginative picture book, The Journey that Saved Curious George: the True Wartime Adventures of Margaret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden ( Juv. 928.1 H249b). The exhibit follows the lives and work of the Reys from their childhoods, their lives in Europe and Brazil and the United States.

There are several educator and family workshops offered by the museum and a curriculum guide will soon be available on the museum site,

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