PAST KTA EVENTS

 

Becoming Dr. Ruth at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

DECEMBER 4, 2021 to JANUARY 2, 2022

Becoming Dr. Ruth chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany via Kindertransport, living as an orphan in Switzerland, time as a sharpshooter in the Israeli armed forces, and her life and career in New York. A humorous and heartfelt portrait detailing Dr. Ruth's remarkable journey to become the world's most famous sex therapist. Tovah Feldshuh stars in this illuminating one-woman show.
In person at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

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KTA Membership Meeting

DECEMBER 15, 2021 7:30 ET

KTA Members gather together virtually to ask questions of the KTA Board, learn what's been going on and is being planned, and elect new members to the 2022 KTA Board.


KTA Hanukkah Gathering

DECEMBER 5, 2021 8PM ET/5PM PT

On the last night of Hanukkah, we will gather KTA member families together virtually and light our candles and say our Hanukkah blessings and sing Hanukkah songs together.


KTA Online Book Talk All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

NOVEMBER 14, 2021 4PM ET

Writer Rebecca Donner was a teenager when her grandmother thrust a fistful of old letters into her hands and said, One day you must tell Mildred’s story. Mildred Harnack is Rebecca Donner’s great-great-aunt: the only American in the leadership of the German resistance in Berlin. A born-and-bred Midwesterner hailing from Milwaukee, Mildred Harnack was a young American expat pursuing her PhD in early-1930s Berlin when she began recruiting Germans into the underground resistance.


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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Becoming Dr. Ruth

JUNE 4-27, 2021

Becoming Dr. Ruth chronicles the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, from her early years fleeing Nazi Germany, living as an orphan in Switzerland, time as a sharpshooter in the Israeli armed forces, and her life and career in New York. It is a humorous and heartfelt portrait detailing Dr. Ruth's remarkable journey to become a pioneer in the psychology of human sexuality and the world's most famous sex therapist.
Tony and Emmy Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh stars in this illuminating one-woman show.

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