Many immigrants sought to preserve their cultural heritage while at the same time embracing their
YIVO Bruce and Francesca Cernia Slovin Online Museum
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites, Interactives & Media
Duration: 60 minutes
Date Posted: 12/29/2020
An Interactive Journey through Jewish History of Eastern Europe. The first exhibition, Beba Epstein: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Girl uses interactive storytelling to contextualize hundreds of artifacts from the YIVO archives, taking the user on a journey of discovery. It is based on the life of a young girl named Beba Epstein, born in Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania), in 1922, whose autobiography was discovered in 2017. You will discover that despite her exceptional fate, Beba is not so different from any other young teenager today.