Our Mission

  1. To locate, reunite, and bring together those individuals who, many years ago, were directly involved in the Kindertransport and who have since emigrated to North America, and their families and descendants.
  2. To educate and inform the "Next Generations," as well as the public in general, regarding the story of the Kindertransport as an important part of Holocaust History.
  3. To be involved with charitable work, particularly as it pertains to needy children without parents, regardless of race, creed, color or religion.

Activities and Ongoing Projects

  • Reunions
    From 1990 - 2015, the KTA held biennial National Conferences, which featured prominent speakers and multiple workshops on different themes (historical, psychological, generational) suggested by membership. Beginning in 2016, the KTA co-hosts the annual international conferences of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants.
  • Education
    Develop and distribute materials, including the traveling exhibition The Kindertransport Journey, for the use of speakers who frequently present our story in synagogues, public forums, and educational settings.
  • Oral History Project
    Record Kinder's stories in their own words and develop an archive of Kindertransport history and memorabilia for use by future generations of researchers and historians.
  • Generations
    Subsequent generations participate in and lend their expertise to all KTA activities.
  • Philanthropy
    Raise funds and disburse them to organizations which help children in danger or need, as we once were. Support is presently given, but not limited to, the following:
    • Financial support of organizations which help children in danger or need, as we were.
    • KTA History Project: the gathering of oral histories, pictures, documents and artifacts to be ultimately donated to a museum for conservation.
    • KT2 (2nd Generation) project to videotape Kinder telling of their experiences.


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