Safe passage from horror of Holocaust

Posted on February 4, 2014

Lotti Blumenthal holds a photo that includes her, 5th from left, back row, at Burges Hill, Sussex, England. Howard Lipin

When Lotti Blumenthal was 13 years old in 1938, she packed some heavy sweaters, a Hebrew song book and two teddy bears named Eggi and Nüngi in a small suitcase, waved goodbye to her family and boarded a westbound train from Germany’s Hamburg station, never to return. Blumenthal was a child of the Kindertransport. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about it,” said Blumenthal, now 88 and a widow. “It was a terrible experience, but I survived, and Hitler had one less child to kill.”

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