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:

The KTA will host a program May 6,10am
The World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Descendants hosts a program May 4, 4pm

Keynote speakers & breakout sessions
Holocaust survivor virtual “lounges”
Interactive small-group discussions & workshops

Multiple languages, multiple time zones & more!

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MAY 2, 2021 1PM EST

Bertha's daughter Mirry Reich tells the inspiring story of her mother, Bertha Leverton, who arrived in England from Germany on the Kindertransport at 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.

The presentation includes photos, maps, and clips of Bertha’s Shoah Foundation testimony.

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Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah,Clevaland's virtual commemoration of the Holocaust and heroism

APRIL 7, 2021 7PM

This year's theme is "Rescuers", recognizing the brave individuals who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. We are honored to be joined by Barbara Winton, daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton, who organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia to Great Britain.

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Groundwaves: Film as a Medium of Memory; Memory as a Medium of Vision

APRIL 5, 2021 8:30

KTA President Melissa Hacker is a guest on GroundWaves, a weekly zoom session and podcast of the Sha'ar community. Weaving together beautiful music, deep Torah and transformative wisdom, this weekly online gathering opens up a gate of spiritual fellowship and personal reflection prompted by this unique moment of the pandemic, with a purpose and spirit that will carry us far beyond it. Neither a prayer service nor a class, GroundWaves touches the heart and opens the mind.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Vienna Kindertransport: A Family History


KT2 Dr. David Bader highlights his mother Sophie's journey on a Kindertransport from Vienna to Manchester, when she was five years old in 1939. Dr. Bader will share his research about the role played by the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany (London) and explain how to access Kindertransport records specific to Vienna. Dr. Bader speaks of his family's life in Vienna, the jailing of Sophie's father in Dachau during Kristallnacht, and the family's reunion in America.

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