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

NOVEMBER 15, 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 22, 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 22-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.
KTA President Melissa Hacker and KT2 Uri Berliner will speak on University Day September 19.

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Truus at MJHNY

Truus at MJHNY

Truus' Children Screening and Discussion

OCTOBER 26, 2021 2PM EDT

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage & the Netherlands’ diplomatic network in the US for a virtual screening & discussion of Truus’ Children, from Dutch filmmakers Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn.

View a panel discussion with Sturhoofd, van Tijn & Ilse Bauer-Langsdorf, a child saved by Truus Wijsmuller, moderated by Michael Simonson, Head of Public Outreach and Archivist at the Leo Baeck Institute. Attendees will receive a private link to stream the film from September 17 to 28.

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Visualization of the new Vienna Memorial

Visualization of the new Vienna Memorial

Inauguration Ceremony of Vienna Holocaust Memorial

OCTOBER 17, 2021

A memorial to the Jewish children, women and men of Austria who were murdered in the Holocaust is being installed in Ostarrichi Park, Vienna.

Research was conducted by the Documentations Archive of the Austrian Resistance (DÖW). The DÖW Database of Shoah Victims contains over 64,000 Names. DÖW knows that a further 1,000 people were murdered, but Names have been lost. All the Names in the DÖW Database of Shoah Victims will be engraved on the Memorial Walls of Names.

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International Forum: Connecting Next Generations

OCTOBER 3-4, 2021

The Association of Jewish Refugees presents a two-day hybrid international forum for descendants of Holocaust survivors and refugees. Both online and in person in London.

Open to second, third or even fourth generations, the hope is that this forum will be valuable and interesting.

Originally planned for April 2020, cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the AJR is delighted to present a new programme of panels and speakers.

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Becoming Gustav Metzger: Uncovering the Early Years, 1945-59

JUNE 16, 2021 to SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

An exhibit, on a Kindertransport Survivor and brilliant artist, opening in London and online. Becoming Gustav Metzger: Uncovering the Early Years, 1945-59

Online talks begin April 28, with a Curators tour of th upcoming exhibit..

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