Memories of fleeing Nazis as a child

Posted on September 20, 2009

The haunting images — all associated with Nazi atrocities and humiliation of Jewish people — speak to an era that’s back in the news, as the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of a triumph of the human spirit, the Kindertransport. In May 1939, 12-year-old Vera Coppard-Leibovic and her father were ushered into a room in Berlin, where 100 children were waiting to take the Kindertransport. In each corner of the room, a black-shirted Nazi stood guard with a German shepherd.

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