KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2008)

 

Cousins who fled from Nazis on same train united at last

Article from the Edinburgh Evening News on Stephen Brent and Walter Bernard, cousins who fled Germany on the same Kindertransport, and met in 2008.

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Royal welcome for Holocaust survivor

Article in local British newspaper, the Borehamwood and Elstree Times, on Kind and Elstree resident Eric Newman.

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The 'no-parent' kindertransport

Op-ed article in the Jerusalem Post reflecting on the 70th anniversary of the Kindertransports.

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Saved from the Holocaust – now students tell story

Article in Liverpool Daily Post on Liverpool students travelling to London’s Liverpool Street Station to perform a play written by their KT2 tutor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kindertransport.

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Britain's proud record of offering refuge

Article in the Yorkshire Post newspaper commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

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The Attenborough sisters who escaped Hitler

Article in the Sunday Times of London on the Kindertransport girls, 10 year old Helga and Irene, aged 12, taken in by the Attenborough family.

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'It didn't occur to me that I'd never see them again'

BBC International Radio interview with Kind Esther Friedman who left Vienna in 1938.

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Memories of a painfully joyous holiday

Kind Harry Themal writes, in the Deleware News Journal, of his arrival in the US on Thanksgiving Day of 1939.

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'We lived on hope and promises'

BBC News piece on the Kindertransports, featuring Rolf Penzias from Munich and Harring Bibring from Vienna.

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Royal visit to Kenton to mark anniversary of war evacuation

Article from the Harrow Times local newspaper on the 70th anniversary Kindertransport reunion. KTA member Manfred Lindenbaum is featured.

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Charles marks Jewish child rescue

BBC news feature on the 70th Anniversary Kindertransport Reunion.

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Quakers to mark anniversary of Kindertransport rescue from Nazis

Article on the Quaker commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Kindertransports.

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The British rescue that saved a boy from death in Nazi Germany

Article in the Times of London on Kind John Silbermann.

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Slide show depicts painful trip through past

Article in the York Region News, local Canadian newspaper, on Kind John Berrys’ presentation on his 2008 trip to Berlin.

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My brave parents made the ultimate sacrifice

Article from the Evening Standard of London on Kind Hermann Hirschberger.

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Seventy years later, Kristallnacht evokes searing personal memories

Article in the Dayton Ohio Jewish Observer featuring Kind Gert Kahn.

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‘Such an act of love’

In an article in the Winchester Star newspaper of Virginia, Kind Esther Starobin speaks of her parents as part of a 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht commemoration.

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Wikipedia entry for the painter, and Kind, Frank Auerbach

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Memories of terror remain 70 years later

In an article in the Queens Chronicle of New York City, Kind Hannah Deutch talks of her experiences in Nazi Germany, escape via the Kindertransport to England and her service in the British military as a nurse during the Battle of London in World War II.

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Retired cantor is still singing

Article in the Herald Tribune of Sarasota, Florida on Kind Harold Orbach of Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Prince Charles To Join Kinder Celebration

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Interview with Playwright Jonathan Lichtenstein

On the All About Jewish Theater website, Jonathan Lichtenstein, KT2, shares some of the memories that inform his play ‘Memory’.

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Finding A Hero Amid Fading Memories

Kim Masters, KT2, talks about her mother and aunts on NPR.

Josi, Alice and Elli were born in Trstena, a village in a mountainous region near the Polish border. The three girls left home on June 29, 1939, on a special train — a kindertransport — arranged to protect children from the advancing Nazis. They were taken to London, where my aunts Josi and Elli stayed. (My mother later ventured to the U.S., and settled in Washington, D.C.)

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Holocaust survivor speaks out for the Palestinians

Article in Bristol Indymedia on 84 year old Kind Hedy Epstein's UK speaking-tour.

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Kindertransport refugee remembered

Members of the Birmingham Jewish community gathered at a local churchyard last week to dedicate a memorial plaque to a five-year-old Kindertransport refugee from Prague who died in a bombing raid in December 1940.

Suzanne Marburg had been taken in and adopted by the Lloyds, a non-Jewish family, whose members died with her in the bombing.

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George Kovacs, Innovator in Lighting Fixtures, Dies at 80

George Kovacs, a designer, manufacturer and importer of innovative and stylish modern lighting fixtures who introduced the ubiquitous halogen torchiere to the United States, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. At the age of 12, he was one of the first of thousands of Jewish children placed on what were called Kindertransport trains and sent to foster homes in England after the Nazis occupied Austria.

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Winton Train to retrace route of kindertransport

Next year it will be 70 years since Sir Nicholas Winton, a former stock exchange clerk, helped 669 Jewish children escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Mr Winton’s story has gained worldwide attention and continues to inspire countless people. Throughout 2008, students at cooperating film schools across Europe and North America will work on productions either inspired by Mr Winton’s story or similar stories of sacrifice and selflessness in the world today.

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BBC Interview wth Vera Gissing

Link to BBC interview with the writer Vera Gissing, a Czech child rescued by the Kindertransports organized by Sir Nicholas Winton.

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