Past Events

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:

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:

Sir Nicholas Winton website launch

March 15, 2021

Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106. He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939. His daughter Barbara Winton has curated a new website about his life and will present, hosted by the AJR in partnership with the Czech and Slovak Ambassadors. To Register:

The Second and Third Generation. The Experiences of the Descendants of Refugees from National Socialism Conference

March 9, 2021 - March 11, 2021

Triennial Conference of the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exiles Studies, IMLR, University of London It has long been recognised that the experiences of refugees from National Socialism has had an impact on their children and grandchildren. This conference will explore this and will focus on the relationship between the generations as well as the differences between generations. Organisers: Jana Buresova, Anthony Grenville, Anita Grosz, Andrea Hammel, Bea Lewkowicz

Harwich Kindertransport Memorial

March 8, 2021

The AJR hosts a talk by Mike Levy on the KIndertransport Memorial that he is developing in Harwich, where the ferries carrying many of the Kindertransport children landed. To join the zoom presentation:

Vienna Kindertransport: A Family History

February 15, 2021

KT2 Dr. David Bader highlights his mother Sophie’s journey on a Kindertransport from Vienna to Manchester, when she was five years old in 1939. Dr. Bader will share his research about the role played by the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany (London) and explain how to access Kindertransport records specific to Vienna. Dr. Bader speaks of his family’s life in Vienna, the jailing of Sophie’s father in Dachau during Kristallnacht, and the family’s reunion in America.

KT2 Virtual Gathering

February 7, 2021

KT2 Gale Halpern is hosting a KT2 social! Pull up a chair, a cup of tea, and chat with KT2s from around the USA and the world. Note that this is an unfacilitated social time.

76th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

January 27, 2021

Panel discussion on “The influence of war & the Holocaust on the formation of a child’s identity” Featuring: KTA President Melissa Hacker (Second Generation Kindertransport) Lea Balint (Holocaust Survivor) Janina Reklajtis (Auschwitz Survivor)

Inside the (Acid-Free) Box

December 15, 2020

The Holocaust Museum LA presents A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Stories from the Kindertransport. At any one time, only a small percentage of our artifact collection is on exhibit in our Museum’s galleries. In this program, you can open the locked door of our archive for an exclusive peek at some of the artifacts in our vast collection. KTA members may use the promo code: KINDER

KTA Hanukkah Candle LIghting

December 13, 2020

On the fourth 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. There will be two sessions 7pm EST and 7pm PST

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