Past Events

We Are Here: A Celebration of Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

June 14, 2020

Join The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and 100 other museums and cultural institutions around the world. The free 90-minute program will commemorate the recent anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and project a message of hope amidst the crises we face. Featuring Kindertransportee Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Whoopie Goldberg, Mayim Bialik, Jackie Hoffman, world-renowned singers and musicians Renee Fleming, Lea Salonga, and more.

Virtual Film and Discussion: Nicky’s Family

June 14, 2020

The Sousa Mendes Foundation hosts an online film discusssion. Psychologist Dr. Eva Fogelman in dialogue with Columbia University Film Professor Dr. Annette Insdorf about this moving documentary on Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia just before the outbreak of WWII as part of the Kindertransport. Watch the film online via amazon, and then participate in the discussion. To register:

Descendants of the Holocaust 75 years after the liberation

June 11, 2020

Eva Fogelman, eminent psychologist and pioneer in the treatment of the psychological effects of the Holocaust on survivors and their descendants working primarily in the US, in conversation with Gaby Glassman, psychologist and psychotherapist who has facilitated second generation groups in the UK and abroad since the 1980’s. This panel was originally included in the programme for AJR’s international forum on the second generation in April which was cancelled due to Covid-19.

The KTA New York Spring Gathering

June 7, 2020

The annual Greater New York KTA Spring gathering will be rescheduled when it is safe. We are planning a get together for greater New York area KTA members. Lunch will be served, a film will be screened. Details to come.

Liberation 75 – Has been postponed

May 31, 2020 - June 2, 2020

In 1945, Jewish and other victimized groups were liberated from Nazi tyranny. 75 years later, Liberation 75 marks this important anniversary by remembering the victims, honouring the survivors, showcasing the future of Holocaust education, reflecting on antisemitism in the world, celebrating the role of the liberators, and committing to protecting freedom, diversity, human rights and inclusion. The KTA invites Kindertransport generations to join us there.

Eva Hesse Film Screening

May 28, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Now though Sunday May 31, the wonderful documentary film on artist and Kindertransport survivor Eva Hesse is streaming, free, on the Hauser & Worth gallery website. Definitely worth a watch.

Lily Screening

May 12, 2020

A special 99th Birthday showing of Adrienne Gruben’s short documentary about Lily Renee, a Kindertransport survivor from Vienna. There will also be a discussion with the director. View with Chrome browser on computer for best results.

Zikaron Online: 2nd Generation Testimony

April 21, 2020

KT2 Peter Rosen will speak about his mother’s experience on the Kindertransport, living with a foster family in England, serving in the British military, and making aliyah to Israel before eventually moving to Canada. Zikaron Online: 2nd Generation Testimony is hosted by Ophir tal, The Israeli Shaliach (Emissary) in The 14th Street Y and Downtown Manhattan. Register on eventbrite

Remembering & Rethinking: The International Forum on the Second Generation – London

April 21, 2020 - April 22, 2020

Rscheduled for Fall 2020 This AJR Conference will take place at Stamford Bridge, London, in partnership with Chelsea Foundation.Sessions will explore a wide range of issues relating to the theme of Second Generation and the future of Holocaust remembrance. Topics include history, psychology, identity, genealogy, archives, legacy and memorialisation. The KTA President is an invited speaker.

Museum of Jewish Heritage Yom HaShoah Commemoration

April 19, 2020

We come together as a community online to say: we will never forget. This year’s commemoration for Yom HaShoah / Holocaust Remembrance Day will be a virtual event honoring the memory of those who perished at the hands of evil, and paying tribute to those who survived and have made a better world for us all. Speakers include Holocaust survivors and family members, Ambassador Dani Dayan – Consul General of Israel in New York, Kind Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and many others.

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