Posted on April 7, 2010
Atlanta architect and author of two memoirs Benjamin Hirsch’s mother secured passage on a Kindertransport to Paris for five of her children, including 6-year-old Ben. The train left Frankfurt on Dec. 5, 1938, less than a month after Kristallnacht when Hirsch watched his family’s Freidberger Anlage Synagogue torched and ransacked. That was the last time he saw his mother. Nazi police had already taken his father, a dentist, on Kristallnacht and sent him to Buchenwald.