Kindertransport Memory Quilt Square

Quilt 3, Square 9

Artist: Miriam Wetzler


I was born in Berlin, but at the age of one, my family and two of my sisters moved to Stargard, Pom., where I grew up, until I joined the Kindertransport in Cologne to go to England.  

My oldest sister had left for England maybe a month prior to my leaving, yet we went different ways.  I went to North Wales with 200 kids who were supposedly preparing to go to Palestine.  We belonged to the Religious Zionist movement. However, due to the war, I continued to stay in England for almost eleven years.

My parents and my middle sister were deported to Poland.  I heard from them once when I was in England, but that was the last time I heard from them; hence they perished.

I moved to the U.S.A. where my oldest sister and her family resided in 1950.  I married in 1958, in New York City, and then moved to Lansing, Michigan in 1959.  We have two children (girls) who grew up in Lansing, then married. One of them moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and the other one to Toledo, Ohio.  We have three grandchildren.

After living in Lansing, Michigan for forty years, my husband retired and we moved to Boca Raton, Florida.

Miriam Wetzler
Boca Raton, Florida
September 16, 1999

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