Minnesota’s last survivor offers lesson in history

Posted on July 26, 2021

Benno Black is the last known person in Minnesota who participated in the kindertransport. In July 1939, he boarded a train with other Jewish children bound for England, carrying a leather suitcase with his school notebook, pressed flowers from his mother, family photos and a few other mementos. He was 13. Eighty-two years later, the contents of that suitcase and Black’s poignant journey are part of a new exhibit at the American Swedish Institute.

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