Past Events

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.

International Forum: Connecting Next Generations

October 3, 2021 - October 4, 2021

The Association of Jewish Refugees presents a two-day hybrid international forum for descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees. Both online and in person in London. Open to second, third or even fourth generations, the hope is that this forum will be valuable and interesting. Originally planned for April 2020, cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the AJR is delighted to present a new programme of panels and speakers.

Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

July 22, 2021 - October 31, 2021

The exhibit “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War” originated in NYC, will be on display at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis July 22-October 31. This exhibit illuminates the story of the Kindertransport and explores the difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts, personal stories and engaging media.

KTA President Melissa Hacker and KT2 Uri Berliner will speak on University Day in September.

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

July 22, 2021 - October 31, 2021

The exhibit “Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War” originated in NYC, will be on display at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis July 22-October 31. This exhibit illuminates the story of the Kindertransport and explores the difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts, personal stories and engaging media. KTA President Melissa Hacker and KT2 Uri Berliner will speak on University Day September 19.

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