Past Events

Memorial Concert for the 80th Anniversary of the Kindertransport

November 22, 2018

The Wiener Library is delighted to announce details of a special memorial concert to mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the Kindertransport. The concert will take place in the beautiful sanctuary of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, on 22 November 2018, one day after the official anniversary of the Kindertransport debate in Parliament. A benefit for the Wiener Library. The Liberal Jewish Synagogue 28 St John’s Wood Road London, NW8 7HA

Frankfurt Kindertransport Book Launch

November 20, 2018

Presentation and discussion of new book on the history of the Kindertransports from Frankfurt am Main. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Adickesallee 1 60322 Frankfurt am Main E-Mail

80 Years On: Commemoration of the Kindertransport

November 15, 2018

At a central London venue, there will be a commemoration for those who arrived on the Kindertransport, their descendants, the foster families who took in children, faith communities and charities to recognise the heroic efforts of those who helped rescue 10,000 children on the eve of the Second World War. Hosted by Kind Lord Alf Dubs and Barbara Winton, attendance by invitation only.

Staged Reading of Kindertransport play

November 11, 2018

Kindertransport By Diane Samuels A Staged Reading Directed by Deborah Lavine, featuring Jane Kaczmarek and Kate Burton. Presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA. The performance celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the Kindertransport and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

WFJCSHD, KTA, GSI Conference

November 9, 2018 - November 12, 2018

The 2018 conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida. The KTA invites all Kinder and descendants to join us there! For details and to register, go to the KTA conference page We look forward to reuniting with the KTA family in Florida.

Memories of the Kindertransport -Jewish Museum London

November 8, 2018 - February 10, 2019

“Memories of the Kindertransport” is an exhibition and program of engagement commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports. The exhibition centers on the stories of six former Kindertransport refugees who continue to work with us today. It brings together their memories and reflections through new filmed testimony and objects from our museum collection to enable audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn about how these personal stories are intertwined with global history.

IF THEY COME FOR ME IN THE MORNING: Town Hall Forums On the Legacy of State Sponsored Xenophobia

October 17, 2018

In recent years, the last generation of witnesses to two very different events – Japanese American Incarceration Camp Survivors, and Holocaust Survivors – have voiced concerns that have much in common. Political rhetoric that vilifies people on the basis of ethnicity or religion have conjured past episodes of state-sponsored xenophobia. What can those survivors tell us about America today? KTA member Ilse Melamid will discuss. Gavin Brown’s enterprise 439 W 127th St New York, NY 10027

1939 – 1940: The shifting policy of British internment and deportation of German and Austrian Jewish refugees to the Isle of Man, Canada and Australia

October 9, 2018

In conjunction with the Wiener Library, Roger Kershaw from The National Archives and Naomi Levy from The Second Generation Network will consider: Why were German and Austrian Jewish refugees interned? Why were so many deported out of the country? The invaluable family and political research resource that is The National Archives will be discussed. The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP

80 years after Kristallnacht: A Personal Commemoration of the Kindertransport.

October 4, 2018

A presentation by KT2 Monique Vajifdar Monique Vajifdar was born in London and has lived in South Africa since 1985. Her Mother, Hedwig Leonore Vajifdar (nee Feig) was born in Berlin in 1927. In April 1939, she left Berlin on the Kindertransport and settled in London. DONATION: R90.00 (including refreshments) VENUE: Clive M Beck Auditorium, Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre (RCHCC) cnr Glenhove Rd & 4th Street Houghton, East of the M1

KIndertransport music concert, Lincoln, UK

September 30, 2018

Composers Robert Steadman and Hannah Borrill have created a “concert documentary” telling the story of the Kindertransport in words, song and music, incorporating traditional music alongside specially composed new work. The piece follows the lives of the children in Germany and Czechoslakia: the effect of Kristallnacht, the journeys across Europe and how they settled into their new lives.

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