Past Events

KTA Online Social Chat for All Generations

May 22, 2022

All Generations, Kinder, KT2, KT3, Virtual Gathering

The KTA invites all KTA member Kinder and the next generations: children of Kinder (KT2s), grandchildren of Kinder (KT3s) and family to join in our KTA All-Generations Gathering on Zoom. This will be an opportunity to talk about matters on your mind, share what you have been doing, or even talk about contemporary issues.  This is also a chance to meet new and longstanding KTA members.

The suggested theme for this event is: From where do Kinder draw their strength?

The event is open to KTA members only.

The Kehillah of Old York Road Commemorates Yom HaShoah: In Her Own Words

April 27, 2022

KTA Member, KT2 David Bader, and his mother, Kindertransport Survivor Sophie Rosenbaum speak in commemoration of Yom HaShoah.

Honor the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust this Yom Hashoah by hearing Sophie Rosenbaum’s incredible story of escape by the Vienna Kindertransport. Learn about Sophie’s journey through her own words as well as her son’s, Dr. David Bader.

Wednesday, April 27
Service: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Program: 7:30 p.m.
Virtual & In-Person Options
Old York Road Temple – Beth Am (971 Old York Road, Abington PA)

Click here to register for this program.

Lore Segal Speaks with the Leo Baeck Institute Book Club

April 27, 2022

Kindertransport survivor and longtime KTA member, the brilliant and delightful writer Lore Segal is speaking with the Leo Baeck Institute book club on April 27, join her virtually.

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From the award-winning New Yorker writer comes this essential volume spanning almost six decades. Admired for “a voice unlike any other” (Cynthia Ozick) and a style both “wry and poignant” (The New Yorker), Lore Segal is a master literary stylist. This volume collects some of her finest work—including new and uncollected writing—and selections from her novels, stories, and essays. From her very first story—which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961—to today, Segal’s voice has been unique in contemporary American literature: Hilarious and urbane, heartbreaking and profound, keen and utterly unsentimental.

Segal has often used her own biography as both subject and inspiration: At age ten she was sent on the Kindertransport from Vienna to England to escape the Nazi invasion of Austria; grew up among English foster families; and eventually made her way to the United States. This experience was the impetus for her first novel, Other People’s Houses, and one that she has revisited throughout her career. From that beginning, Segal’s writing has ranged widely across form as well as subject matter. Her flawless prose and light touch belie the rigor and intelligence she brings to her art.

To watch Lore Segal talk about her life and work here

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KTA Online Social Chat for KT2s

April 24, 2022

The KTA invites KTA members of the Second Generation (KT2s) to an informal virtual chat session on zoom. The KT2 Virtual Gathering is a chat creating a Second Generation Kindertransport forum, giving us a chance to get to know other KT2s, connect with old acquaintances, meet new mispoche, and socialize online. In the past, we attended biennial KTA conferences that offered us a chance to meet and speak about shared thoughts and feelings of life as a KT2. These virtual gatherings, in addition to the annual World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants annual conferences, allow us to speak about matters on our minds, share what we have been doing, and express thoughts about contemporary issues.

The suggested theme for this event is: At what age did you first become aware of the Kindertransport experience of your parent(s)?

This event is open to KT2 members of the KTA only.

KTA Membership Meeting

December 15, 2021

KTA Members gather together virtually to ask questions of the KTA Board, learn what’s been going on and is being planned, and elect new members to the 2022 KTA Board.

Without a Home: Kindertransports from Vienna

December 9, 2021 - May 15, 2022

The exhibition is devoted to Viennese children who were sent abroad without their parents from winter 1938 to the start of World War II in autumn 1939. The children who escaped to countries that were later invaded by the Nazis were once again caught up in the deadly persecution and in some cases failed to survive. Great Britain, which took in the largest number of children, appeared to be a safe haven. But the arrival there also marked the end of childhood.

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KTA Hanukkah Gathering

December 5, 2021

On the last night of Hanukkah, we will gather KTA member families together virtually and light our candles and say our Hanukkah blessings and sing Hanukkah songs together.

KTA Online Book Talk – All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

November 14, 2021

Writer Rebecca Donner was a teenager when her grandmother thrust a fistful of old letters into her hands and said, One day you must tell Mildred’s story. Mildred Harnack is Rebecca Donner’s great-great-aunt: the only American in the leadership of the German resistance in Berlin. A born-and-bred Midwesterner hailing from Milwaukee, Mildred Harnack was a young American expat pursuing her PhD in early-1930s Berlin when she began recruiting Germans into the underground resistance.

Truus’ Children Screening and Discussion

October 26, 2021

Truus at MJHNY

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage & the Netherlands’ diplomatic network in the US for a virtual screening & discussion of Truus’ Children, from Dutch filmmakers Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn. View a panel discussion with Sturhoofd, van Tijn & Ilse Bauer-Langsdorf, a child saved by Truus Wijsmuller, moderated by Michael Simonson, Head of Public Outreach and Archivist at the Leo Baeck Institute. Attendees will receive a private link to stream the film from September 17 to 28.

Inauguration Ceremony of Vienna Holocaust Memorial

October 17, 2021

Visualization of the new Vienna Memorial

A memorial to the Jewish children, women and men of Austria who were murdered in the Holocaust is being installed in Ostarrichi Park, Vienna. Research was conducted by the Documentations Archive of the Austrian Resistance (DÖW). The DÖW Database of Shoah Victims contains over 64,000 Names. DÖW knows that a further 1,000 people were murdered, but Names have been lost. All the Names in the DÖW Database of Shoah Victims will be engraved on the Memorial Walls of Names.

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