KINDERTRANSPORT AND KTA HISTORY
The Kindertransport Association
The KTA is a not-for profit organization, headed by a membership-elected national Board of Directors with active chapters in Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Toronto, Washington DC, and New York. Informal Kinder networks exist in many other parts of the United States, Canada and in Israel. The KTA publishes a quarterly journal, Kinderlink, and the Speaker’s Bureau provides materials and speakers for public forums. The KTA sponsors regional informal and social gatherings and holds national conventions, usually every second year, which feature prominent speakers and workshops on a variety of themes – historical, psychological, generational – suggested by the membership. The KTA also raises funds to help children in danger and need, as we once were.
The KTA provides an opportunity for its members to finally express and share feelings often long suppressed; to form new friendships; to enhance understanding between Kinder and their families; and to give meaning to a common historical experience – shaped by the comradeship of our own dramatic escape and by the inescapable sense of loss and trauma we share with all Jews of the Holocaust generation.