KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2014)

 

German Radio story on the Kindertransport

Notizen aus England: Zug ins Ungewisse

Eine Reise ins Ungewisse: Eltern und Kinder wussten nicht, ob sie einander jemals wiedersehen würden. 75 Jahre nach dem ersten Kindertransport erzählen drei Deutsche von dieser Reise und ihrem Leben danach. Und der Dokumentarfilmer Sir David Attenborough erinnert sich an die beiden deutschen Mädchen, die in seiner Familie aufgenommen wurden.

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'I Had to See That I Didn't Come From a Black Hole'

"My sister Bertl doesn't call herself a Holocaust survivor," says Starobin, 76, taking her red glasses off. She won't put them on again until she has finished telling her story almost two hours later. "She says we weren't in a camp. But you know what? I lost my parents. I lost my home. I was resettled without having a say in it. That seems to me as pretty much being a survivor."

Esther Starobin is interviewed by Lilly Maier.

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Marga Forester with her great-grandson, Tapan Parker Wearn, in 2010.

Marga Forester with her great-grandson, Tapan Parker Wearn, in 2010.


Marga Forester, 90, Holocaust survivor

Marga Forester, 90, of Wynnewood, a Holocaust survivor who escaped from Nazi Germany to England on the famous Kindertransport, died Sunday, Feb. 9, of a heart attack at home.

Mrs. Forester, the former Marga Levy, was married to fellow Kindertransport survivor Frank Forester who died of respiratory failure Dec. 3, also at home in Wynnewood. He was 88. They were together 69 years.

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Museum gala to evoke memories of Kindertransport

The Florida Holocaust Museum could not have selected two more appropriate co-chairs for its upcoming “To Life: To Children” gala on Thursday, Feb. 27 in St. Petersburg when it honors those whose lives were saved by the Kindertransport.

Co-chairs Lisl Schick of Largo and Marietta Drucker of Seminole were both saved by what has become known as the Kindertransport – riding a train, then crossing the English Channel in a ship, as they escaped from Vienna, Austria, to London, England, in 1939.

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World Kindertransport Day on CNN

Christiane Amanpour's story on World Kindertransport Day, the seventy fifth anniversary of the Kindertransports, is viewable online, on youtube.

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Lotti Blumenthal holds a photo that includes her, 5th from left, back row, at Burges Hill, Sussex, England. Howard Lipin

Lotti Blumenthal holds a photo that includes her, 5th from left, back row, at Burges Hill, Sussex, England. Howard Lipin


Safe passage from horror of Holocaust

When Lotti Blumenthal was 13 years old in 1938, she packed some heavy sweaters, a Hebrew song book and two teddy bears named Eggi and Nüngi in a small suitcase, waved goodbye to her family and boarded a westbound train from Germany’s Hamburg station, never to return.

Blumenthal was a child of the Kindertransport.

“Not a day goes by that I don’t think about it,” said Blumenthal, now 88 and a widow. “It was a terrible experience, but I survived, and Hitler had one less child to kill.”

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Uli Herzberg at 12 . He was one of about 2000 German Jewish children sent to the Netherlands in the late 1930s to escape the Nazis. He was captured in 1943. COURTESY OF MIRIAM KEESING

Uli Herzberg at 12 . He was one of about 2000 German Jewish children sent to the Netherlands in the late 1930s to escape the Nazis. He was captured in 1943. COURTESY OF MIRIAM KEESING


Photo prompted Dutch woman to learn fate of Jewish children refugees

Dutch pianist Miriam Keesing never expected to research Jewish emigrant children who fled Germany for the Netherlands between 1938 and 1940. It began when she found a photo of a young boy in her family attic while looking for clues about her grandfather, whom she’d never met. Her aunt told her the boy was Uli, a German-Jewish refugee.

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Simon Shaw

Simon Shaw


New Exhibit by KT2 Inspired by Kindertransport

AN exhibition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport and Holocaust Memorial Day uses the artist’s own family’s involvement for inspiration.

Artist and teacher Simon Shaw, of Winterbourne Dauntsey, started working on his pieces about nine years ago using photographs from his father Otto’s childhood.

For more information, studio address and hours: http://www.studio53space.co.uk/

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Holocaust survivor and Dallas resident Magie Furst, by David Woo/Staff Photographer

Holocaust survivor and Dallas resident Magie Furst, by David Woo/Staff Photographer


Dallas exhibit recalls rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from Nazis

For almost 75 years, Magie Furst has owed her very survival to the kindness of strangers. She and her brother were among about 10,000 German Jewish children who survived the Holocaust because of a British rescue effort known as the “kindertransport.”

For many years, she’s helped the Dallas Holocaust Museum keep the events of that era alive by sharing her memories with students and other visitors. In an exhibit that begins Wednesday, her story and the kindertransports will be featured.

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