MAY 2, 2021 1PM EST

Bertha's daughter Mirry Reich, who lives in Israel, will tell the inspiring story of her mother, Bertha Leverton, who arrived in England from Germany on the Kindertransport when she was 16 years old. Bertha is sometimes referred to as “the mother of the KTA” as it was at the first Kindertransport Reunion that Bertha created in London in 1989 that Eddy Behredt, a Kind from Danzig, came up with the idea to start something in the USA.

Mirry will highlight Bertha’s leadership role – at the age of 66 - in initiating reunions of the children of the Kindertransport. Because of her passion and energy, Bertha’s reunion initiative developed into an international movement – recognized by Great Britain’s royal family – that fostered togetherness andeducation for the next generations. Bertha (of blessed memory) passed away at the age of 98 in December 2020.

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