Traumatische Ereignisse können Menschen ein Leben lang begleiten. Sie werden ein Teil der Persönlichkeit und lassen sich auch nach Jahren oder Jahrzehnten nicht vergessen. Einer, der mit einem solchen Trauma lebt, ist Ralph Mollerick: 89 Jahre alt, verheiratet, er lebt in Los Angeles in den USA. Seine Geschichte beginnt 1938. Auf der Suche nach einem Ausweg ergattert der Vater Fahrkarten für den ersten Kindertransport, der jüdische Kinder von Hamburg nach England bringen sollte.
80 Jahre nach den Kindertransporten nach Großbritannien (30. November 1938 – 1. September 1939) organisierte Melissa Hacker von der Kindertransport Association eine Zugreise von Wien nach Berlin und anschließend weiter nach Hoek van Holland, um dann mit der Fähre nach Harwich in England zu fahren, die gleichen oder ähnliche Zuglinien wie die geretteten Kinder vor 80 Jahren genommen hatten Die geretteten „Kinder“ leben heute in den USA, verschiedenen europäischen Ländern und Australien.
The trip commemorates the 80th anniversary of the kindertransports between 1938 and 1939, which saved some 10,000 children from Central European countries.
Four “childrens” of child transport rescued from the Nazis and 14 second-generation child transport survivors visit the children’s transport memorial “Trains to Life – Trains to Death; trains to death – trains to life 1938-1939 “at Friedrichstrasse station in Berlin-Mitte.
The children saved during the National Socialist era still know exactly how they felt then. We should also look more closely at today’s refugee children, which they have already experienced traumatizing.
Sie wurden in der NS-Zeit von den Eltern weggegeben und so gerettet, jetzt kommen die “Kinder” mit ihren eigenen Kindern wieder.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged the country to “reject the language of hate and division” on World Refugee Day in a video referencing the Kindertransport. The short 90 second clip shared on Thursday contains footage of refugee camps and migrant boats and calls for a return to “humanity, fairness and acceptance.”
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is commemorating 80 years since the Kindertransport with a new display of rare artifacts which belonged to children who escaped Nazi Germany on the eve of the Holocaust.
Article on Austrian Kind and soccer player Hans Menasse.
A new Kindertransport memorial in Prague which pays tribute to Sir Nicholas Winton’s 1939 rescue effort has been damaged by determined vandals who “came prepared”. Police said they were investigating the attack on the Valediction memorial at Prague’s main railway station, where trains shuttled 669 Jewish children to safety in the UK.
A memorial honouring the escape of mostly Jewish children from the Nazis, organised by Sir Nicholas Winton, has been damaged in an apparently carefully planned attack. The Valediction Memorial at Prague’s main railway station – representing trains used to transport 669 children from the Czech capital to Britain – was left with a long crack across the length of a symbolic window pane.
5 KInder, including Walter Kammerling, 95, who arrived on the Kindertransport at 15, were honored for their dedication to sharing their stories. “I don’t feel I am so very special. It’s a great honour. I do appreciate it. I thank everybody concerned that I do get this honour,” he said. “It is a personal talk, but this one does include all my family as well, and makes them more aware of what happened, and not just this but also of what can happen.”
There are many stories of Holocaust survivor descendants who are alive today only because the tenuous threads between life and death were not broken… The legacy of Olga Bergmann Gabanyi Grilli and her family is such a story. A story of tenuous threads, chance encounters and heart-breaking, courageous decisions.
On May 1st, the Ithaca community will get the chance to hear a firsthand account of one of the most tragic episodes in world history, the Holocaust, from a man who survived it. Gerd Korman’s family was separated during the war in various camps across Europe. They were finally reunited in the United States in 1946.
‘My Heart in a Suitcase’ will be performed at Thomas Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools Tuesday. While every student in America learns about World War II, not many people remember the Kindertransport. Not many know that in 1938, as the Nazi rise to power began to spell a darker and darker fate for Jews, thousands of Jewish children from Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Austria left their homes on the Kindertransport and went to live in England in order to survive the war.
Children were admitted on the basis they were easy to ‘Anglicise’, researchers say. Children seeking sanctuary in Britain before the Holocaust were refused the lifeline of the Kindertransport if they were thought to have disabilities or looked too Jewish, say researchers.
Dutch filmmakers are appealing to British Jews to help them make a documentary about a social worker who became a Holocaust hero after helping 10,000 Jewish children reach safety via the Kindertransport. Resistance fighter Geertruida Wijsmuller-Meijer, whose nickname was ‘Truus,’ was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, after her wartime efforts – including smuggling children out under her skirt – came to light.
Can a white person realistically make a film about racism that avoids this trap? Well, yes. It’s not just possible; it’s been done. The best example may be the 1964 film “Nothing But a Man.” Directed by Michael Roemer, a Berlin-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport, and shot by Robert M. Young, also a white Jewish man, the film follows a black couple in Alabama.
The Kindertransport initiative was set up between 1938 and 1939 to rescue nearly 10,000 Jewish child refugees prior to the second world war. This resource explores The Guardian’s coverage of child refugees from Nazi occupied countries, along with a first hand account from Guardian journalist, Hella Pick.