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Your Life in a Shoebox: From prominent professionals to refugees, the story of one Jewish family’s escape from the Nazi regime

Through letters and official documents found in a shoebox in his mother’s closet after her death in 2009, Yonatan Kohn shares the twists and turns of his family’s attempts to flee Czechoslovakia. His engaging account of events that unfolded 80 years ago is both an intimate portrait of personal crisis and a sweeping, timeless story of what it means to be a refugee.

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Presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

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