KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2022)

 

Mother who escaped Nazi Germany

Tim Locke’s mother, Ruth Neumeyer, grew up in the German town of Dachau with her parents and brother Raymond. Despite not following the Jewish faith, several of Ruth’s relatives were Jewish, meaning under the Nazi’s Nuremberg laws she and her family were classified as second-class citizens.

Ruth and Raymond escaped Germany to the UK on the Kindertransport (German for children's transport), which was an organised rescue effort of children from Nazi-controlled territory during World War Two.

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Opinion: Holocaust Memorial Day tribute to Bradford refugee hostel

IF it hadn’t been for a mix-up over passports, Albert Waxman would never have made it to the safety of a house in Manningham.

Albert was 14 when he left Germany and came to the UK on the Kindertransport, the rescue system taking 10,000 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Europe from 1938-39.

Arriving at a holiday camp in Kent, after an exhausting journey, Albert was one of 24 boys chosen to stay in a hostel in Bradford set up by Oswald Stroud, founder of Drummonds Mill.

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Holocaust memorial ceremony to be held at town's rail station

Wreaths are due to be laid as a town falls silent to remember others.

At the spot where hundreds of young Jewish refugees arrived in 1938, a special service of remembrance is to be held this week.

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday, January 27, Lowestoft rail station will host a special ceremony.

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Nobel Prize Given to Late Jewish Physicist

A Nobel Prize medal in chemistry won in 1998 by late Jewish physicist Walter Kohn, who was among the roughly 10,000 children saved from Nazi-occupied territories during World War II by the Kindertransport, will be auctioned next week.

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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport”

Learn from film producer and author Deborah Oppenheimer as she discusses the 2000 documentary film “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.” The film tells the story about the British rescue operation known as the Kindertransport, which saved the lives of over 10,000 Jewish and other children from Nazi-occupied Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Danzig by transporting them via train, boat and plane to Great Britain.

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