President’s Residence hosts event marking 85th anniversary of Kindertransport This year marks 85 years since the Second World War began, of which the Holocaust was such a tragic and notorious part.

Posted on January 25, 2024

 Mirjam Szpiro with President and First Lady Herzog and Chaiman of International March of the Living, Samuel Roseman (photo credit: HAIM ZACH/GPO)


The 85th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which brought hundreds of German, Czech, and Austrian children to the United Kingdom, thus saving them from possible death at the hands of the Nazis, had been scheduled to take place last October. But then came the massacre by Hamas, and the Kindertransport event had to be postponed.

In the interim, some of those who had intended to participate passed away, including Ruth Davis, the mother of Jerusalem Post culture writer Barry Davis.

Thanks to the organizers of the March of the Living, the Foreign Ministry, and others, the postponed event was finally held on Wednesday at the President’s Residence, and Barry Davis was there carrying a large photograph of his mother as a little girl.