Past Events

One of Ten Thousand: My Mother’s Escape to Freedom on the Kindertransport – An Evening with Linda Mason Waldroup

June 23, 2021

Linda is a retired Contra Costa librarian and is a daughter of Holocaust survivors. She is also co-chair of the Northern California Kindertransport Association. Her mother, Doris Mason, who was born Doris Franzelore Goldschmidt in Germany in 1930, was one of the 10,000 children who were on the Kindertransport to U.K. Linda’s talk will be about her mother’s experiences before, during and after the Kindertransport. Chabad of Tri-Valley 3370 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588, USA

Becoming Gustav Metzger: Uncovering the Early Years, 1945-59

June 16, 2021 - September 17, 2021

An exhibit, on a Kindertransport Survivor and brilliant artist, opening in London and online.

Online talks begin April 28, with a Curators tour of the upcoming exhibit.

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KTA Online Book Talk – The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport

June 6, 2021

Our guest speaker will be KT2 Jonathan Lichtenstein, author of The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport (2020) “A unique and intimate addition to the literature about the Holocaust.” “A deeply moving memoir that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son.”

Becoming Dr. Ruth

June 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Becoming Dr. Ruth chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany, living as an orphan in Switzerland, time as a sharpshooter in the Israeli armed forces, and her life and career in New York. It is a humorous and heartfelt portrait detailing Dr. Ruth’s remarkable journey to become a pioneer in the psychology of human sexuality and the world’s most famous sex therapist. Tony and Emmy Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh stars in this illuminating one-woman show.

Liberation 75 Global Gathering Of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators & Friends

May 4, 2021 - May 9, 2021

This event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust will be VIRTUAL, WORLDWIDE and FREE to attend: The KTA will host a program May 6,10am The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants hosts a program May 4, 4pm Keynote speakers & breakout sessions Holocaust survivor virtual “lounges” Interactive small-group discussions & workshops Multiple languages, multiple time zones & more!

Bertha Leverton: Creator of Kinder Reunions

May 2, 2021

Bertha’s daughter Mirry Reich tells the inspiring story of her mother, Bertha Leverton, who arrived in England from Germany on a Kindertransport at 16 years old. Bertha is sometimes referred to as “the mother of the KTA” as it was at the first Kindertransport Reunion that Bertha created in London in 1989 that Eddy Behredt, a Kind from Danzig, came up with the idea to start something in the USA. Watch here: https://vimeo.com/560578091

Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah, Clevaland’s virtual commemoration of the Holocaust and heroism

April 7, 2021

This year’s theme is “Rescuers”, recognizing the brave individuals who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. We are honored to be joined by Barbara Winton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia to Great Britain. To register: bit.ly/3wtfYXO

Groundwaves: Film as a Medium of Memory; Memory as a Medium of Vision

April 5, 2021

KTA President Melissa Hacker is a guest on GroundWaves, a weekly zoom session and podcast of the Sha’ar community. Weaving together beautiful music, deep Torah and transformative wisdom, this weekly online gathering opens up a gate of spiritual fellowship and personal reflection prompted by this unique moment of the pandemic, with a purpose and spirit that will carry us far beyond it. Neither a prayer service nor a class, GroundWaves touches the heart and opens the mind.

Invisible Walls: Hella Pick in conversation with Anne McElvoy

March 23, 2021

To mark the publication of her long-awaited memoirs, Invisible Walls, pioneering journalist Hella Pick CBE, who came to the UK from Austria on a Kindertransport in 1939,speaks with journalist Anne McElvoy The book tells the dramatic story of how she won trust and sometimes the friendship of world leaders and a many remarkable men and women. It also speaks frankly of personal heartache, struggle over her Jewish identity and a continuing sense of insecurity. To book:http://bit.ly/3big8cb

The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton

March 16, 2021

Bestselling Los Angeles-based author Meg Waite Clayton will talk about her acclaimed novel The Last Train to London. This historical novel tells the dramatic story of Truus Wijsmuller, a little known Kindertransport organizer. Presented by Insider/Outsiders and the AJR To book: http://bit.ly/38ca2bh

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