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Seventy years later, Kristallnacht evokes searing personal memories

Posted on November 12, 2008

Article in the Dayton Ohio Jewish Observer featuring Kind Gert Kahn.

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‘Such an act of love’

Posted on November 10, 2008

In an article in the Winchester Star newspaper of Virginia, Kind Esther Starobin speaks of her parents as part of a 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht commemoration.

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Wikipedia entry for the painter, and Kind, Frank Auerbach

Posted on November 10, 2008

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Memories of terror remain 70 years later

Posted on November 2, 2008

In an article in the Queens Chronicle of New York City, Kind Hannah Deutch talks of her experiences in Nazi Germany, escape via the Kindertransport to England and her service in the British military as a nurse during the Battle of London in World War II.

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Retired cantor is still singing

Posted on October 18, 2008

Article in the Herald Tribune of Sarasota, Florida on Kind Harold Orbach of Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Prince Charles To Join Kinder Celebration

Posted on October 16, 2008

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Interview with Playwright Jonathan Lichtenstein

Posted on October 14, 2008

On the All About Jewish Theater website, Jonathan Lichtenstein, KT2, shares some of the memories that inform his play ‘Memory’.

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Finding A Hero Amid Fading Memories

Posted on October 11, 2008

Kim Masters, KT2, talks about her mother and aunts on NPR. Josi, Alice and Elli were born in Trstena, a village in a mountainous region near the Polish border. The three girls left home on June 29, 1939, on a special train — a kindertransport — arranged to protect children from the advancing Nazis. They were taken to London, where my aunts Josi and Elli stayed. (My mother later ventured to the U.S., and settled in Washington, D.C.)

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Holocaust survivor speaks out for the Palestinians

Posted on October 6, 2008

Article in Bristol Indymedia on 84 year old Kind Hedy Epstein’s UK speaking-tour.

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Kindertransport refugee remembered

Posted on September 14, 2008

Members of the Birmingham Jewish community gathered at a local churchyard last week to dedicate a memorial plaque to a five-year-old Kindertransport refugee from Prague who died in a bombing raid in December 1940. Suzanne Marburg had been taken in and adopted by the Lloyds, a non-Jewish family, whose members died with her in the bombing.

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George Kovacs, Innovator in Lighting Fixtures, Dies at 80

Posted on June 27, 2008

George Kovacs, a designer, manufacturer and importer of innovative and stylish modern lighting fixtures who introduced the ubiquitous halogen torchiere to the United States, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. At the age of 12, he was one of the first of thousands of Jewish children placed on what were called Kindertransport trains and sent to foster homes in England after the Nazis occupied Austria.

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Winton Train to retrace route of kindertransport

Posted on May 19, 2008

Next year it will be 70 years since Sir Nicholas Winton, a former stock exchange clerk, helped 669 Jewish children escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Mr Winton’s story has gained worldwide attention and continues to inspire countless people. Throughout 2008, students at cooperating film schools across Europe and North America will work on productions either inspired by Mr Winton’s story or similar stories of sacrifice and selflessness in the world today.

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BBC Interview wth Vera Gissing

Posted on January 21, 2008

Link to BBC interview with the writer Vera Gissing, a Czech child rescued by the Kindertransports organized by Sir Nicholas Winton.

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Purdue professor tells his story

Posted on April 11, 2007

Dr. Joseph Haberer holds up a photo of himself as young boy. At age 9 1/2, he boarded a ship with several hundred other children from Nazi Germany to England. Comet photo by Jennifer Archibald

Joseph Haberer was one of the 10,000 children rescued from Nazi Germany and transported to England in 1938-1939.    He told his story last week to an audience of mainly seventh and eighth graders at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. Haberer was four when the Hitler regime came into power. He said his father was employed by the government as a clerk. When Hitler took over, Haberer’s father, and all other Jews, were fired. “It was during the Depression. We were very poor,” he said.

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Welsh haven for Jewish children

Posted on January 20, 2006

Between December 1938 and the eve of war, 10,000 children travelled to the UK in an operation known as the Kindertransport. For a lucky 200, their sanctuary was Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, north Wales, which was given to the government as a place of refuge. And for the first time in 60 years, some of those who lived at Gwrych have returned to their childhood haunt.

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Kindertransport to Millisle

Posted on November 25, 2005

‘There was a real sense of community, like a Kibbutz…’    Between 1939-1948, nearly 300 Jewish children were saved because they passed through Magill’s farm on the Woburn Road Millisle, thanks to the Kindertransport.

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Radio Praha transcript

Posted on May 24, 2005

Susanne Medas remembers the loss of her parents following the tragic events of 1938.

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Pain of broken childhood

Posted on October 29, 2004

Last weekend Kindertransport Survivors gathered in Burlingame to tell their stories. While they shared with each other, they also focused on passing their experiences on to the next generation.    Ilse Lindemeyer said she didn’t speak about her Kindertransport experiences for many years. When she did, it felt like “a dam broke,” and she couldn’t stop telling her story.“Since then I’ve been speaking about it at schools,” she said. “I feel it’s my duty. I want them to know what happened.”

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Obituary of Bill Barazetti

Posted on October 9, 2000

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KTA members interviewed in the New York Times

Posted on February 1, 1999

KTA members Sel Hubert, Robert Sugar, Walter Porges, and Erika Estis tslk about their Kindertransport experiences.

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