by Kahn, Margaret (2016); Published by Mercy Community
Margaret Kahn, née Jonas, tells her lifer story, from Kindertransport on December 1, 1938 to a teaching hospital in London, marriage and life in Connecticut. At 94, she still volunteers to speak with young students.
by Taylor, Marilyn (2001); Published by History Ireland
The story of the Refugee Resettlement Farm, which existed in Millisle, County Down from 1938 to 1948, is one of the little-known ‘secret histories’ of the Second World War in Ireland. To this remote, disused farm on the beautiful Ards peninsula, came, in the late 1930s, Jewish children who escaped on Kindertransports, together with older members of religious Zionist youth groups, and some adults, all refugees from Nazi terror.
(2021) Published by Holocaust Museum Los Angeles
Nicky & Vera is a new book, by award-winning author-artist Peter Sís, that introduces the Holocaust to youngsters ages 6-9. The panel features Barbara Winton, the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton; Peter Sís, author and illustrator; and Michele Gold, Museum Board Chair and the daughter of Rita Berwald who journeyed to safety on a Kindertransport out of Leipzig, Germany.
by Hensley, Jason
Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust “Part of the Family” is a book and video project attempting to catalogue the lives and experiences of Jewish refugees who lived with Christadelphians during the 1930s and 1940s. To that end, if readers know of anyone who could possibly be included in a future volume, please contact us.
by Heimann, Paul (2016); Published by Crestwood School
Paul Heimann was born in Austria in 1923. When the Anschluss took place, Paul and his parents found themselves at the centre of Hitler’s ambitions, and they felt the full weight of Nazism with the Kristallnacht. Their synagogue was burned, and the stormtroopers prevented the fire department from taking action. Paul’s parents saw the writing on the wall, and they arranged to have Paul evacuated, and Paul was fortunate to join the kindertransport. Paul was interviewed by a group of students at Baycrest in September 2016, where he shared his story, and even played a few tunes for them.
by Lieberz-Gross, Till and Rieber, Angelika (2012)
The focus of our work is to keep in memory the lives of former Jewish Frankfurt citizens and to learn and teach about present-day Jewish life.
by Religious Society of Friends, UK (2008); Published by Quakers in Britain
Read histories of Kindertransportees helped by Quakers here. Quakers were involved at all stages in the Kindertransport. In London they joined with Jewish delegates in persuading the government to relax immigration requirements, making it easier to evacuate people from Nazi Europe. Quakers accompanied children on the long journey to safety and many families and Quaker schools provided homes.
by Samuel, Ralph and Suzanne (2018)
Kindertransport Survivor Ralph Samuel shares his life history with his daughter.
by Suchmann, Mike (2012)
KT3 Mike Suchmann has made this short film about his Grandparens, both Kindertransport Survivors, their childhoods, how they met, and their 62 year marriage.
by Westheimer, Ruth (2020); Published by USC Shoah Foundation
An animated short film for primary school students follows Dr. Ruth’s Holocaust story of survival as a young girl to explore universal themes; fear, loss and lonliness, as well as resilience, bravery and hope.
(2021) Published by The Sir Nicholas Winton Memorial Trust
This website features information and documentation on the life and work of Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized Kindertransports from Prague in the months before WWII. The exhibition page (https://www.nicholaswinton.com/exhibition) covers the whole of Sir Nicholas’ life as well as his Kindertransport work and showcases many documents, photographs and artifacts from the archive to illustrate his story.
by Marcus, Brian and Hersh, June (2016); Published by Itasca Books
The book melds portraits of Holocaust Survivors, including several Kindertransport Survivors, with meaningful quotes to create a living legacy that both honors and informs. Their portraits reveal insight into who they are and their quotes speak volumes of how they feel the world should be. Browse the online gallery of portraits, draw strength from the quotes and join in the conversation by sharing your own family’s story. Profits from the sale of Still Here will go to charities supporting Holocaust education.
by Spaans, Leen (2018); Published by Committee Statue for Truus Historical Society Alkmaar
The statue for Truus Wijsmuller is finished and is worthy in Alkmaar for placement and unveiling, that is to say: when the corona crisis is over. In principle, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 would have been the day of the unveiling. With a reception in the Grote Kerk, guests from home and abroad, some surviving children from 1938-1940, the sculptors Annet Terberg-Pompe and Lea Wijnhoven, and many others.
Online resource for secondary school teachers. Includes classroom videos; a documentary profile of the author, pianist Mona Golabek; and a special performance where Mona retells her mother’s story, weaving in the piano music from the book. The website complements the book’s curriculum guide, created by Facing History and Ourselves.
by Barnett, Ruth (2004); Published by Purdue University Press
(2018) Published by The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
A cache of 40 letters discovered recently in a UK loft and digitized for The Wiener Library archive, documents the prelude to this more unusual experience from a child’s perspective. The letters were written by a boy in Vienna to his mother, who was already in the UK, over the course of an agonizing four-month separation. During this time each worked frantically towards a reunion that they could not be certain would happen as war clouds gathered. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.
by Locke, Tim (2014)
Perspectives on family stories of Görlitz, Dachau, the Kindertransport and the Holocaust. Tim Locke, whose mother Ruth(nee Ruth Neumeyer) and uncle Raimund escaped Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport to England, investigates and shares his family history from the 18th century forward.
(2018) Published by Girl Museum
A lovely online resource, showcasing photographs, documents, and videotaped oral histories, with a robust study guide that meets common core educational goals.
A directory with links to museums throughout the world.
(2018) Published by de Historische Vereniging Alkmaar
The Historical Association Alkmaar started in 2018 with a campaign to develop and fund a statue for Truus Wijsmuller-Meijer. The municipality of Alkmaar and the Historical Association Alkmaar worked together towards the day of the unveiling: April 21, 2020, the birthday of Truus Wijsmuller-Meijer. Given the coronavirus, this has unfortunately not happened. The Historical Association Alkmaar and the municipality of Alkmaar are currently discussing a new date for the unveiling of the statue. Information can be found on the website Tante Truus is here!