85 years on, child refugees set out to keep history alive

Posted on November 27, 2023

Kurt Marx, who arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport, and with his father in Cologne in 1926. He said he was troubled by the new wave of antisemitism in the UK and Germany

At the end of 1938 Hilde Auerbach faced an invidious choice. The Gestapo had arrested her husband in the midst of the Kristallnacht pogrom, taking him to the Dachau concentration camp. She and the rest of the family had found temporary shelter in Berlin after fleeing from their farm in Austria, hiding in a cart of hay.