Past Events

KTA gathering in Seattle

November 7, 2019

Seattle KTA members host an evening with KTA President and KT2 Melissa Hacker, who will talk about the Kindertransport journey trip that took place this summer during the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransports, and present video of The Kindertransport 80 Years On: a 2019 symposium in London that showcased current research on the Kindertransports.

World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants Conference

November 1, 2019 - November 4, 2019

The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants (WFJCSH&D) will hold our 31st Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC, November 1-4, 2019, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. The Kindertransport Association (KTA) will join the conference, as will members of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI).

Who will Tell the Stories of the Holocaust when the Survivors no Longer Can? -London

October 29, 2019

Second Generation Network members Lesley Urbach and Fred Weil will share their presentations and experiences of researching and presenting their relatives’ stories as part of Holocaust education and memorialisation. A chance to see how use can be made of different materials, and for you to be inspired to use your own family’s materials and stories. Free but rsvp required: The Wiener Holocaust Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP

The Kindertransport, Contesting Memory Book launch – London

October 10, 2019

Book launch and illustrated talk by author Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton. Craig-Norton emphasises the use of archival sources, many of them newly discovered, testimonial accounts and letters from Kinder. This documentary evidence allows compelling insights into interactions between children, their parents and caregivers and shows readers a more nuanced and complete picture of the Kindertransport. Free, booking required via email Finchley Progressive Synagogue 54 Hutton Grove London N12 5BH

The Kindertransport Journey Commemorative Trip Presentation

September 15, 2019

KT2 Rachel Rubin Green, the Kindertransport Association’s Officer at Large, will talk about the remarkable trip she participated in July 1-14. 4 Kinder and 14 members of the Second Generation and partners traveled from Vienna, to Berlin, to London by train and ferry, loosely tracing the route of the Kindertransports 80 years ago. The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Pan Pacific Park 100 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036

Meg Waite Clayton launches The Last Train to London

September 10, 2019 - March 25, 2020

Meg Waite Clayton lanches her new historical novel, The Last Train to London, about the Kindertransports and Truus Wijsmuller, with appearances and readings across the USA.

At the End of the Tunnel

August 15, 2019 - October 31, 2019

At the End of the Tunnel, an exhibit on the Kindertransports installed in Berlin, Charlottenburg, outdoors, in public space, open all hours, will be on view through the end of October.

The Kindertransport Journey Trip

July 1, 2019 - July 14, 2019

KTA Members of all generations are invited to join an intimate (20 people maximum) trip loosely following the Kindertransports’ trip to safety. We will start in Vienna, travel by train to Berlin, then Amsterdam, Hook of Holland where we will board the ferry to Harwich and travel by train to London. Special tours and unique programs designed just for us will take place in each city. Email for more information.

Lore Segal book launch

June 27, 2019

Kind Lore Segal is welcomed for a celebration of new book, The Journal I Did Not Keep: New and Selected Writing. From the award-winning New Yorker writer comes this essential volume spanning almost six decades. Admired for “a voice unlike any other” (Cynthia Ozick) and a style both “wry and poignant” (The New Yorker), Lore Segal is a master literary stylist. Book Culture on Columbus 450 Columbus Ave btwn 81st St. & 82nd St. New York, NY 10024

NYC KTA Spring Lunch

June 2, 2019

The New York City Chapter of the KTA gathers for a meal and discussion of the January 2019 Symposium, The Kindertransport 80 Years On:Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research and Historiography.

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