Posted on December 2, 2013
When her parents escorted 16-year-old Alice, my aunt, to the Vienna train station, her father was crying. Her mother on the other hand, remained strong and optimistic. “She said, ‘We’re going to see each other again,’” Alice, nicknamed Lizzie, remembered. ”And I was like, I’m going to England, and I’ll be able to improve my English.” Seventy-five years ago today, on December 2, 1938, the first “Kindertransport” arrived from Germany in England.