KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2019)

 

Dr Christopher Stephens, Head of Southlands College, Vera Schaufeld and, Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard, Vice Chancellor of the University of Roehampton

Dr Christopher Stephens, Head of Southlands College, Vera Schaufeld and, Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard, Vice Chancellor of the University of Roehampton


Kindertransport refugee and teacher awarded honorary doctorate

A London university has awarded an honorary doctorate to a former Brent teacher who came to the UK on the Kindertransport and later established the Holocaust Centre and Museum.

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Retracing Germany's tragic Kindertransport, 80 years later

Just months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 10,000 mostly Jewish children were granted refuge in England. Eighty years later, survivors are retracing a painful journey that is still relevant today.

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Holocaust-Überlebende sind als Gäste in Berlin

Holocaust-Überlebende und ihre Angehörigen besuchen Berlin. Sie fahren die Strecke der Kindertransporte nach, durch die sie gerettet wurden.

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Überlebende der „Kindertransporte“ und Nachkommen auf dem Dach des Bundestags Foto: Michael Jänecke/ Babelphoto

Überlebende der „Kindertransporte“ und Nachkommen auf dem Dach des Bundestags Foto: Michael Jänecke/ Babelphoto


Ein Zug rettete ihnen das Leben

erlin – Die war genau ein Jahr zuvor in einen Zug gestiegen. Gerade elf Jahre alt. Von Berlin aus über Amsterdam, dann mit dem Schiff nach England. In die Sicherheit. Ilse Henry sollte ihre Mutter nicht wiedersehen. Die Jüdin wurde 1943 in Auschwitz ermordet.

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Kindertransport survivors taken to retrace escape from Holocaust

The trip commemorates the 80th anniversary of the kindertransports between 1938 and 1939, which saved some 10,000 children from Central European countries.

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Kindertransporte Überlebende kehren zu Besuch zurück

Sie wurden in der NS-Zeit von den Eltern weggegeben und so gerettet, jetzt kommen die "Kinder" mit ihren eigenen Kindern wieder.

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Corbyn calls for rejection of ‘language of hate’, citing Kindertransport

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged the country to “reject the language of hate and division” on World Refugee Day in a video referencing the Kindertransport.

The short 90 second clip shared on Thursday contains footage of refugee camps and migrant boats and calls for a return to “humanity, fairness and acceptance.”

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Yad Vashem Marks 80 Years Since the Kindertransport

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is commemorating 80 years since the Kindertransport with a new display of rare artifacts which belonged to children who escaped Nazi Germany on the eve of the Holocaust.

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Das bewegte Leben des Hans Menasse

Article on Austrian Kind and soccer player Hans Menasse.

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Prague memorial to Jewish children who fled Nazis vandalised

A memorial honouring the escape of mostly Jewish children from the Nazis, organised by Sir Nicholas Winton, has been damaged in an apparently carefully planned attack.

The Valediction Memorial at Prague’s main railway station – representing trains used to transport 669 children from the Czech capital to Britain – was left with a long crack across the length of a symbolic window pane.

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Seven Holocaust survivors named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

5 KInder, including Walter Kammerling, 95, who arrived on the Kindertransport at 15, were honored for their dedication to sharing their stories.

“I don’t feel I am so very special. It’s a great honour. I do appreciate it. I thank everybody concerned that I do get this honour,” he said. “It is a personal talk, but this one does include all my family as well, and makes them more aware of what happened, and not just this but also of what can happen.”

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A Holocaust Art Exhibit Was Vandalized. But Vienna Is Fighting Back

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(Photo courtesy of ArtsPower)

(Photo courtesy of ArtsPower)


Tale Of Children Displaced By Nazis Comes To Westfield

'My Heart in a Suitcase' will be performed at Thomas Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools Tuesday.

While every student in America learns about World War II, not many people remember the Kindertransport. Not many know that in 1938, as the Nazi rise to power began to spell a darker and darker fate for Jews, thousands of Jewish children from Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Austria left their homes on the Kindertransport and went to live in England in order to survive the war.

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Dutch filmmakers making doc about Shoah hero appeal to UK Jews for help

Dutch filmmakers are appealing to British Jews to help them make a documentary about a social worker who became a Holocaust hero after helping 10,000 Jewish children reach safety via the Kindertransport.

Resistance fighter Geertruida Wijsmuller-Meijer, whose nickname was ‘Truus,’ was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, after her wartime efforts – including smuggling children out under her skirt – came to light.

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‘Green Book’ Got Racism Wrong; This 1964 Film Got It Right

Can a white person realistically make a film about racism that avoids this trap? Well, yes. It’s not just possible; it’s been done.

The best example may be the 1964 film “Nothing But a Man.” Directed by Michael Roemer, a Berlin-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport, and shot by Robert M. Young, also a white Jewish man, the film follows a black couple in Alabama.

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Nicholas Winton's Story on CBS 60 Minutes New Program

n honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 60 Minutes looks back at Bob Simon's 2014 profile of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from the Nazis.

An extraordinary story from the Second World War, a humanitarian story that didn't come to light for decades. It concerns a young Londoner named Nicholas Winton who went to Prague, and ended up saving the lives of 669 children, mostly Jews, from almost certain death. His story begins in 1938, with Europe on the brink of war.

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Dr. Ruth Reflects on Escaping Nazi Germany 80 Years After Kindertransport

Before she became a world-renowned Sex Expert, Dr. Ruth Westheimer was 10-year-old Karola Ruth Siegel, one of thousands of Jewish children in Germany saying goodbye to their families for a life-saving journey.

"If I had not been sent from Frankfurt. If I had not been on that train on January 5, 1939 from Frankfurt to Switzerland I would not be alive," Westheimer said.

Sadly, the rest of her family was murdered. An exhibit at the Center for Jewish History showcases the rescue effort.

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Inge and Ellen: my family and the Kindertransport

An article in the London Financial Times written by the grandson in a family that took in two German Kinder. The Kinder are KTA members, and the families are still close.

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