Kindertransport: A Transnational Journey

DECEMBER 1, 2024

The KTA is thrilled to be partnering with the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility to support exciting new scholarship on the Kindertransports:
Kindertransport: A Transnational Journey
By Amy Williams and William Niven, to be published by Yale University Press in 2024, in the 85th year after the Kindertransports.

Without a Home: Kindertransports from Vienna

DECEMBER 9, 2021 to APRIL 30, 2022

The exhibition is devoted to Viennese children who were sent abroad without their parents from winter 1938 to the start of World War II in autumn 1939. The children who escaped to countries that were later invaded by the Nazis were once again caught up in the deadly persecution and in some cases failed to survive. Great Britain, which took in the largest number of children, appeared to be a safe haven. But the arrival there also marked the end of childhood.

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

NOVEMBER 5-8, 2021

The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants (WFJCSH&D)32nd Annual Conference, St. Louis, MI November 5-November 8, 2021.

This conference was postponed from the original dates in fall 2020. After this break, the WF Conferences will continue to bring together the community of generations of Child Holocaust Survivors.

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

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Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War

JULY 24, 2021 to OCTOBER 31, 2021

The exhibit "Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War" originated in NYC, will be on display at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis July 24-October 31. This exhibit illuminates the story of the Kindertransport and explores the difficult and often heartbreaking journeys through original artifacts, personal stories and engaging media.

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Liberation 75 Global Gathering Of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators & Friends

MAY 4-9, 2021

This event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust will be VIRTUAL, WORLDWIDE and FREE to attend:
Keynote speakers & breakout sessions
Holocaust survivor virtual “lounges”
Interactive small-group discussions & workshops
Virtual exhibit hall and experiences
The latest technology in survivor testimony
Teacher Professional Development & Student Education Days
Multiple languages, multiple time zones & more!

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Invisible Walls: Hella Pick in conversation with Anne McElvoy

MARCH 23, 2021 8PM UK TIME

To mark the publication of her long-awaited memoirs, Invisible Walls, pioneering journalist Hella Pick CBE, who came to the UK from Austria on a Kindertransport in 1939,speaks with journalist Anne McElvoy

The book tells the dramatic story of how she won trust and sometimes the friendship of world leaders and a many remarkable men and women. It also speaks frankly of personal heartache, struggle over her Jewish identity and a continuing sense of insecurity.

To book:http://bit.ly/3big8cb

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The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton

MARCH 16, 2021 8PM UK TIME

Bestselling Los Angeles-based author Meg Waite Clayton will talk about her acclaimed novel The Last Train to London.

This historical novel tells the dramatic story of Truus Wijsmuller, a little known Kindertransport organizer.

Presented by Insider/Outsiders and the AJR

To book: http://bit.ly/38ca2bh

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Sir Nicholas Winton website launch

MARCH 15, 2021 4PM UK TIME

Nicholas Winton was born on 19 May 1909 and died on 1st July 2015 aged 106. He was known for organising the rescue of 669 Czech children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the 9 months before war broke out in 1939.

His daughter Barbara Winton has curated a new website about his life and will present, hosted by the AJR in partnership with the Czech and Slovak Ambassadors.

To Register: http://bit.ly/38esbVM

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The Second and Third Generation. The Experiences of the Descendants of Refugees from National Socialism Conference

MARCH 9-11, 2021

Triennial Conference of the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exiles Studies, IMLR, University of London

It has long been recognised that the experiences of refugees from National Socialism has had an impact on their children and grandchildren. This conference will explore this and will focus on the relationship between the generations as well as the differences between generations.

Organisers: Jana Buresova, Anthony Grenville, Anita Grosz, Andrea Hammel, Bea Lewkowicz

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Harwich Kindertransport Memorial


The AJR hosts a talk by Mike Levy on the KIndertransport Memorial that he is developing in Harwich, where the ferries carrying many of the Kindertransport children landed.

To join the zoom presentation:

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