KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2017)

 

Gustav Metzger, Pioneer of ‘Auto-Destructive Art’, Dies at 90

Gustav Metzger, one of the most provocative and politically-minded anti-artists of the late 20th century, died last week in London, the city where he arrived as a 13-year-old in 1939 on a Kindertransport from Nazi Germany.

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200+ Kindertransport Survivors and Descendants Urge Support for Refugees

On February 13, over 200 Kindertransport survivors and descendants sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to keep America’s doors open to today’s refugees.

Noting that “more than 10 million of today’s 21 million refugees are children,” the letter urges President Trump to keep America’s doors open to refugees. It reads, in part:

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Herta Stanton, from Windlesham Manor in Crowborough, has turned 100 Read more at http://www.kentlive.news/a-crowborough-woman-who-fled-the-nazis-on-the-kindertransport-has-turned-100/story-30131992-de

Herta Stanton, from Windlesham Manor in Crowborough, has turned 100 Read more at http://www.kentlive.news/a-crowborough-woman-who-fled-the-nazis-on-the-kindertransport-has-turned-100/story-30131992-de


This Crowborough woman fled the Nazis with just the clothes on her back

A Crowborough woman who fled the Nazis as the escort of a young boy on the Kindertransport before the start of the Second World War has celebrated her 100th birthday.

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They Escaped The Holocaust As Children. Now They Have A Message For Trump.

Jewish Holocaust survivors who fled Nazi Germany and other countries as children have a request for President Donald Trump: “Keep the doors open to refugees.”

In a letter to Trump released Monday, more than 200 family members and survivors of the Kindertransport a program that sent around 10,000 Jewish child refugees to Britain from Nazi Germany and other European nations urged Trump to continue to resettle refugees, especially children, in America.

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Meeting the Holocaust survivors who made me a better person

In the summer of 2011, I was sent to interview a Jewish couple at their home in Giffnock, just south of Glasgow. Henry and Ingrid Wuga: Holocaust survivors in their late 80s who had come to the UK on the Kindertransport when they were 15 and 14.

Henry and Ingrid’s capacity for remembering is inexhaustible, their humanity intoxicating and their willingness to see good unshakeable. They are my inspiration

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Daughter of 'British Schindler' urges May to help more child refugees

The daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, the British humanitarian who organised the Czech Kindertransport operation that saved 669 children on the eve of the second world war, has called on Theresa May to remember her father’s example and “do the right thing” by reconsidering the decision to close the Dubs scheme for vulnerable refugee children.

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Britain’s Kinder slam May for child refuge U-turn

Sir Erich Reich, who arrived in the UK aged four, and whose parents were subsequently murdered at Auschwitz, said the government had “gone back on its word” to bring in 3,000 unaccompanied children to the UK for safe haven.

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Kindertransport Holocaust Survivors Make Impassioned Plea vs Muslim Ban

In the months before the start of World War II, 10,000 mostly Jewish children were saved on a “Kindertransport” or children’s transport. Now these “children” are making their voices heard to fight for current refugees hoping to come to America.

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Reaction to the Trump ban on immigration has traveled quickly.

Connecting to the plight of these children, the Kindertransport letter to the president points out that “in the months just before the start of World War II, nearly 10,000 children were sent from Nazi Germany, Austria, Poland, and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. These children’s lives – our lives, and our parents’ and grandparents’ lives – were saved by the Kindertransport movement.”

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Memorial For Sir Nicholas Winton, London 2016

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The US closed its borders to refugees again. Have we learned nothing?

From 1938 to 1940, England accepted about 10,000 child refugees from Germany and other German-annexed territories, under a program called the Kindertransport.

Meanwhile, in the United States, a congressional bill to accept 20,000 child refugees under a similar program died in committee, because one of the arguments against the bill was that accepting children without their parents was contrary to the laws of God.

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UK lord who fled Nazis says Brexit shouldn’t block child refugees

80 years after he escaped Europe on Kindertransport, Lord Alfred Dubs criticizes new criteria for asylum seekers.

Nearly 80 years since he arrived from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Labor politician Lord Alfred Dubs said he did not believe his adopted country has lost its willingness to help youngsters fleeing persecution.

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Anne Lehmann Fox. Photo courtesy of Julian Fox

Anne Lehmann Fox. Photo courtesy of Julian Fox


Holocaust Author and Lecturer Anne Lehmann Fox Passes Away at 90

At 12 years old, longtime KTA member Anne Fox was sent to England, where her brother had gone a year before, via the Kindertransport. Her experience growing up in Nazi Germany and being separated from her parents, whom she never saw again, served as inspiration for her first of many books, My Heart in a Suitcase.

The memoir was turned into a play which is performed in schools across the USA today. Anne attended local productions of the play, so students could meet her and ask questions.

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Community pays tribute to Kinder survivor Otto Deutsch

Otto Deutsch, a well-known Kindertransport survivor who “never forgot ­Vienna” after forging a new life in London in 1939 when he was 12 years old, has died at the age of 88.

He spent years engaged in Holocaust education, recalling his agonising separation from his family, and how – years later – he went back and found the exact spot where they were shot.

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