Museum of Flight Offers Holocaust Remembrance Program Event

The main display area of the Museum of Flight, located at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington. (Photo via Wikipedia)


On Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum of Flight is offering an inspiring program with two women, Maud and Ingrid, who were children in Nazi-occupied Netherlands during WWII. Theirs is a story of the rescued and the rescuer, brought together then and forever. They will share their memories, the impacts of these experiences, and their messages for us today. The program is free and open to everyone. Registration is required at  the Holocaust Center for Humanity website.

The Story of the Rescuer and Rescued: Maud and Ingrid

In 1942, Maud was 6 years old and living in the Netherlands. The Nazi presence was becoming increasingly dangerous for Jewish families like Maud’s. When Maud’s family received a “call-up” notice instructing them to come to the train station with a suitcase, the family was suspicious. They called upon a non-Jewish friend who was working with the Dutch Underground, a resistance movement opposed to the Nazis. The Underground found a temporary hiding place for Maud and her younger sister with Jan Kanis and his four children. Jan’s youngest child, Ingrid, would be born shortly after Maud’s brief stay, but she grew up with the stories about Maud and her sister and many other Jews that her parents hid during the Holocaust.

Maud and Ingrid when they were girls. Photo courtesy Holocaust Center for Humanity.

About The Museum of Flight

Founded in 1965, the independent, nonprofit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving 600,000 visitors. The Museum’s collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today’s 787 Dreamliner. Attractions at the 23-acre, 5-building Seattle campus include the original Boeing Company factory, the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer, Air Force One, Concorde, Lockheed Blackbird and Apollo Moon rockets. In addition to the Seattle campus adjacent to King County International Airport, the Museum also has its 3-acre Restoration Center and Reserve Collection at Paine Field in Everett (not currently open to the public).

With a foundation of aviation history, the Museum is also a hub of news and dialogue with leaders in the emerging field of private spaceflight ventures. The Museum’s aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum’s onsite and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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