KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2015)

 


Inauguration of Kindertransport statue in Hamburg supported by UK refugees

The Association of Jewish Refugees represented Britain at last week’s inauguration of a Kindertransport statue in Hamburg, Germany.

Sir Erich Reich, Andrea Goodmaker and Carol Rossen from AJR were among the first to see the bronze sculpture, called The Last Farewell, by internationally acclaimed artist Frank Meisler, himself a Kind.

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The late Anne Forchheimer in 2008 with her daughter, Rachel Green. Photo courtesy of Rachel Green

The late Anne Forchheimer in 2008 with her daughter, Rachel Green. Photo courtesy of Rachel Green


‘The Last Girl at Victoria Station’ a Kindertransport story

Every morning in 1936, Anne Forchheimer would bicycle to school, over a bridge in the German town of Coburg. She tried not to notice the signs of hate she passed along the way. Hate for Jews and the call for their removal from German society. German law had forbidden Jewish students from attending public schools. Anne’s destination on this November morning, as it had been for the last 18 months, was a special school for Jewish children.

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Pupils get visit from children saved as part of Kindertransport

THE memories of children rescued from Nazi Germany and brought to Dovercourt more than 75 years ago have been shared with pupils.

Five of the children saved as part of Kindertransport have relived their experiences during a visit to Harwich and Dovercourt High School.

They were helping pupils with an Exits and Entrances project, in which the youngsters are examining the part played by the town in rescuing the children.

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Memorabilia belonging to Inge Joseph on display at the Kindertransport museum in Vienna.. (photo credit:RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS,RONI GORDON,ROOM NO. 4)

Memorabilia belonging to Inge Joseph on display at the Kindertransport museum in Vienna.. (photo credit:RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS,RONI GORDON,ROOM NO. 4)


The Für Das Kind’ Kindertransport exhibition finds home in Vienna

After a decade traveling the world, the ‘Für Das Kind’ Kindertransport exhibition finds a permanent home in Vienna.

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KIndertransport Museum opens in Vienna

A Kindertransport Museum has recently opened in Vienna:

FÜR DAS KIND Memorial Museum, 1030 Vienna, Radetzkystraße 5/Pfefferhofgasse 5

“Für das Kind” is dedicated to all who helped ten thousand – mostly Jewish - children in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to escape and to survive the Nazi machinery of death between 1938 and 1939.

Visits must be arranged in advance.

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Kindertransport Reunion, London June 20-21, 1989

KTA member Olga Drucker writes about the very first Kindertransport Reunion:

"We came alone. We were as young as 4 months, as old as 17 years. Most were never to see their parents again. I was one of the luckier ones. After 6 years in England, I was reunited with my parents in New York.

In 1989, I attended the 50-year Reunion of Kindertransport (Children’s Transport)held in London, England. It was the brainchild of one woman, Bertha Leverton, herself a Kind from Munich...."

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