Survivor shares his experience as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted on April 17, 2012

Holocaust survivor Guenther Goldsmith talks to Missouri University students about his experience fleeing Nazi Germany via the Kindertransport, in Ellis Library on the MU campus.

I was put on a train with 10 other children in Berlin to Spain and then got on a boat and four weeks later arrived in New York, Goldsmith said. “The next day I was on my way to St. Louis.” More typically, Kindertransports were sent to England. A few Jewish children were sent to the United States because their families had made arrangements for them to live with families there. Goldsmith arrived in St. Louis in 1941, at the age of 15. He moved in with an uncle and began high school.

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