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

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KTA Hanukkah Candle LIghting


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

Stories of Kindertransport and the Enigma Machine


Janet Merkur, a KT2 and Chair of the Australian chapter of the Kindertransport Association, and a former Honorary Secretary of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants will speak.

Janet’s mother was saved through Kindertransport, and she brings her unique understanding to the topic. Her mother also had involvement with the breaking of “Enigma” which helped the allies bring WWII to a close.

Attendance in person or by zoom
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World Kindertransport Day Commemoration


Holocaust Museum LA will commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the first Kindertransport to arrive in Great Britain and discuss its legacy.
Panelists include: Michele Gold, Museum Board Chair, author of Memories That Won’t Go Away, and daughter of Kindertransport survivor Rita Berwald; Paul Kester, who traveled from Germany to Sweden on a Kindertransport in 1939; and Barbara Winton, daughter of rescuer Sir Nicholas Winton.
Suggested donation $10.

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KInder gather for virtual tea party

KInder gather for virtual tea party

Virtual Cafe Europa

NOVEMBER 22, 2020 4PM

While we can't hold our annual NYC KTA gathering this year, care packages have been delivered to NYC local Kindertransport Survivor KTA members, and we will gather together online for a virtual Cafe Europa.

KTA Austrian Citizenship session

KTA Austrian Citizenship session

Information Session on Austrian Citizenship for KT2s and KT3s

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 11AM

The KTA hosts an information session on questions posed by descendants of Austrian Holocaust Survivors on the process of applying for Austrian Citizenship with the new 58c para. 1a of the Austrian Citizenship Act together with the Austrian Consulate General in New York.

Haunted by Shadows? Jonathan Lichtenstein in conversation with Gaby Koppel

JULY 21, 2020 1PM-2:30PM EDT

Jonathan Lichtenstein, award-winning playwright and Professor of Drama at the University of Essex, in conversation with novelist Gaby Koppel about his forthcoming book The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport.

The book will be published by Scribner on 6 August.

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LBI Book Club, Vol III: Her First American by Lore Segal

JULY 14, 2020 2PM-3:30PM EDT

Join the Leo Baeck Institute and author and Kindertransportee Lore Segal in reading and discussing one of her most important works, Her First American.

The first chapter of Her First American is based on Lore Segal’s short story The First American, published in The New Yorker in 1983. To hear to a discussion on the story:

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Thomas Harding in conversation with David Herman

JULY 8, 2020 11AM BST

Join the Association of Jewish Refugees to hear Thomas Harding talk with David Herman, on topics ranging from the reclamation of German citizenship to writing.

Thomas Harding is a bestselling author and a 2G, whose books have been translated into 16 languages. Author of HANNS AND RUDOLF which won the JQ-Wingate Prize for Non-Fiction & THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE.

David Herman is contributing editor for the AJR Journal and has written on Holocaust literature for the Guardian & the Independent.

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The Kindertransport in National and Transnational Perspective

JUNE 24, 2020 10AM EDT

How do we remember the Kindertransport, and why? How does British memory of this event compare with memory in other English-speaking host nations who took in German Jewish refugees?

In this online event Amy Williams and Bill Niven will explore how the Kindertransport has been remembered in Britain, and compare British memory of this event with memory in the other English-speaking host nations which took in the refugee children (Kinder), namely America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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