World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants Conference

OCTOBER 30, 2020 to NOVEMBER 2, 2020

The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants (WFJCSH&D) will hold our 32nd Annual Conference in St. Louis October 30-Nov 2, 2020.

The Kindertransport Association (KTA) will join the conference, as will members of Generations of the Shoah International (GSI). Join us there!

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Liberation 75

MAY 31, 2020 to JUNE 2, 2020

In 1945, Jewish and other victimized groups were liberated from Nazi tyranny. 75 years later, Liberation 75 marks this important anniversary by remembering the victims, honouring the survivors, showcasing the future of Holocaust education, reflecting on antisemitism in the world, celebrating the role of the liberators, and committing to protecting freedom, diversity, human rights and inclusion.

The KTA invites Kindertransport generations to join us there.

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My Heart in a Suitcase

NOVEMBER 1, 2008 to MAY 30, 2020

ArtsPower National Touring Theater
This play, drawn from the autobiography of Kind Anne Fox is currently touring schools and other venues. KTA members are invited to attend any of the performances at no charge. Click on DETAILS below to view a video!

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Remembering & Rethinking: The International Forum on the Second Generation - London

APRIL 21-22, 2020

This AJR Conference will take place at Stamford Bridge, London, in partnership with Chelsea Foundation.Sessions will explore a wide range of issues relating to the theme of Second Generation and the future of Holocaust remembrance. Topics will include history, psychology, identity, genealogy, archives, legacy and memorialisation. The KTA President is an invited speaker.

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Kindersang- Songs from the poetry of a Kindertransport survivor

APRIL 6, 2020 6PM

Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin was inspired to write a song cycle after she recently met 97 year old poet and Kindertransport survivor, Lotte Kramer.
Amanda Boyd (Soprano) and Emily Daggett Smith (violin) will perform the US premiere of eleven songs written by Gribbin, inspired by Kramer’s touching and revealing poetry.

Gribbin’s work has been described as “pure magic, and “so astonishingly powerful that it communicates its meaning instantly” - The London Times

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Meg Waite Clayton launches The Last Train to London

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 to MARCH 25, 2020

Meg Waite Clayton lanches her new historical novel, The Last Train to London, about the Kindertransports and Truus Wijsmuller, with appearances and readings across the USA.

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Conference: Approaching the History of Internment: Reconsiderations of Wartime Britain and Beyond: Retrospective & contemporary examinations - London

MARCH 16-18, 2020

Second Generation Network is one of the organisations organising this 3-day conference on internment to mark 80 years since enemy aliens, including refugees from Nazi-Germany and Austria, began to be interned after the start of World War II. We will reflect on the policy and & impact of the mass internment of enemy aliens during the World War II, & examine contemporary policies & detention in the UK in the 21st century.

Booking details soon.

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Writing the Holocaust Workshop - London

MARCH 13, 2020 10AM-5PM

Second Generation Network is holding a writing workshop at the Wiener Holocaust Library. The author Nick Barlay (Scattered Ghosts: One Family's Survival Through War, Holocaust and Revolution) will lead one group. The second will be led by Professor Erika Hagelberg, who is currently writing the history of her German Jewish family. Places are limited & priority is given to Network members.
£20 for Network members, £30 non-Members. To book contact Naomi Goodman.

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Discussing the Holocaust with Subsequent Generations - London

MARCH 3, 2020 6:30-8:30

This Network discussion group meeting for members of the Second and Third Generations, looks at the subject of discussing the Holocaust with subsequent generations. When is the right time? What is the right age, the best way? Which books, films or other media have worked?
to attend, please contact: ginaburgesswinning@secondgeneration.org.uk.

The Wiener Holocaust Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP

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Fictionalising the Shoah - Jewish Book Week London

MARCH 2, 2020 7PM

The Second Generation Network is sponsoring this event. ‘To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.’ But despite Theodor Adorno's dictum dramatising the Holocaust has become a trend, in both books and film. Should the Holocaust, the nadir of humanity, be fictionalised? When we do dramatise the suffering, how should we approach it, and should any topics be off limits?

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