‘Learning my father’s Shoah testimony years later was almost cathartic’

Posted on October 7, 2021

The problem of communicating between generations was tackled in a concluding discussion at the AJR conference. Danny Kalman, a trustee of the AJR, who chaired the session, is the son of a Kindertransport man from Frankfurt who arrived in Britain in 1939. But as he later made clear, for years he never spoke about his background or even his own Jewish identity. “I am able to be so much more open about things now”, he said.

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