KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2018)

 

On a bike, ex-child refugee retraces escape from Nazi Germany

Paul Alexander, 81, will pedal 600 miles with son, grandson and 39 others to pay tribute to Kindertransport program that saved thousands of Jewish children.

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Cyclists retrace 1938 Jewish ‘Kindertransport’ child refugee journey to Bri

BERLIN – Almost 80 years after the first “Kindertransport” evacuations of Jewish children to safety in Britain, 42 people set off Sunday on a memorial bike ride that will retrace their journey from Berlin to London.

Among the saved children was Paul Alexander. The only participant in the ride who was on a Kindertransport — “children’s transport” — he was joined by his 34-year-old son, Nadav, and 14-year-old grandson, Daniel.

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Grade I Listed Gwrych Castle in Abergele from the air

Grade I Listed Gwrych Castle in Abergele from the air


Kinder castle saved from ‘perilous’ state after 20-year campaign

The future of the Grade I Listed Gwrych Castle in Abergele, which was the original home of Zionist youth movement Bnei Akiva, was secured last week after UK government-funded National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) stepped in with “the final piece of the financial jigsaw”.

Dating from 1810, with direct links to British royalty, the castle housed 200 Jewish refugee children as part of Operation Kindertransport during the Second World War.

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Paul Alexander, and grandson Daniel, 14, are both taking part in a commemorative cycle ride from Berlin to London to mark 80 years since the Kindertransports. (World Jewish Relief/PA Wire)

Paul Alexander, and grandson Daniel, 14, are both taking part in a commemorative cycle ride from Berlin to London to mark 80 years since the Kindertransports. (World Jewish Relief/PA Wire)


81 Year-Old Kindertransportee Will Retrace His Holocaust Escape Route

Paul Alexander, a former child refugee from Nazi Germany, is embarking on a bike trip that will retrace his original journey to freedom, paying tribute to the Kindertransport effort that saved him and thousands of other Jewish children 80 years ago.

Now 81, Alexander was a toddler when his mother handed him to a volunteer nurse on a train leaving Nazi Germany in 1938.

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My Separation Trauma

KTA member Eva Yachnes has written a letter to the New York Times:

When I was 6, I was torn, screaming, from my grandmother and put on a train taking me far from home and family. Unlike the tragedy perpetrated by our president, my separation was done to save me from the Nazis. I was put on a Kindertransport from Vienna bound for England....

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On a Bike, Ex-child Refugee Retraces Escape From Nazi Germany

Now 81, the former refugee child on Sunday began retracing that journey to freedom — but this time by bicycle as part of a commemorative ride to pay tribute to the Kindertransport scheme that saved him and thousands of Jewish children eight decades ago.

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Kindertransport Commemmoration cyclists start out. Yeshiva World.

Kindertransport Commemmoration cyclists start out. Yeshiva World.


Cyclists Retrace Jewish Child Refugees’ Journey To Britain

Almost 80 years after the first “Kindertransport” evacuations of Jewish children to safety in Britain, 42 people set off Sunday on a memorial bike ride that will retrace their journey.

The cyclists set off from Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse station, where a statue commemorates the 10,000 mostly Jewish children who made it to Britain from Nazi Germany and elsewhere in Europe starting in late 1938.Organized by the British-based World Jewish Relief group, the ride retraces the route of the trains.

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Kindertransport child refugee who fled Nazis to retrace journey

An 80-year-old refugee who arrived in Britain from Nazi Europe as a toddler is taking part in a cycle ride to mark the rescue of 10,000 children.

Paul Alexander will retrace the first journey of the Kindertransport rescue for the 80th anniversary.

The rescue was organised after the anti-Jewish violence of Kristallnacht in Germany in November 1938.

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Cyclists to retrace route of Kindertransport that saved 10,000 from Holocau

World Jewish Relief has organised the commemorative ride from Berlin to London to mark 80 years since the evacuation effort.

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Holocaust survivor returns to Millisle

She survived the horrors of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, where most of her family were murdered by the Nazis.

But it was on the County Down coast that Rachel Levy began to recover from the Holocaust.

She was among a small number of Jewish orphans brought to live in a farm near Millisle in the immediate aftermath of World War Two.

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Kindertransport Commemorative Cycle. Berlin to London 17-22 June 2018

World Jewish Relief is creating an exceptional new cycle challenge to commemorate 80 years since they, as the Central British Fund for German Jewry (CBF), orchestrated the Kindertransport and brought 10,000 children to safety.

This unique six day cycle will emulate the journey taken by the children on the first Kindertransport train, departing Berlin and travelling to London Liverpool St, via Holland and the ferry to Harwich.

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Boy who fled Nazi Germany in Kindertransport tells tale of survival

Ken Appel, 90, spoke to Watford Rotary Club about being beaten by his former friends and eventually being expelled from school for being Jewish during the rise of the Nazi Party.

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