Very lucky, says 92-year-old Sheffield man

The 92-year-old Bolsterstone man was born in 1928 into a family of wealthy German Jewish horse breeders.

Then, as the continent of Europe hurtled towards the horrors of World War Two, he survived Kristallnacht to escape Germany on the Kindertransport, arriving in Sheffield in 1939.

Later he was evacuated to a Nottinghamshire farm where he learned English, eventually meeting an English girl and living happily ever after in a South Yorkshire ‘log cabin’ for the next 70 years.

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Statue to mark Harwich's role in the Kindertransport

Plans are in the pipeline to create a bronze statue which would commemorate the child refugees who escaped Adolph Hitler’s reign of terror in parts of Europe ahead of the Second World War.

Hundreds of the children, most of whom were Jewish, arrived in Harwich on December 2, 1938.

To remember the town's efforts in the rescue The Harwich Kindertransport Memorial and Learning Trust is working to create a memorial statue and education programme.

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Sue Pearson

Sue Pearson, who has died aged 92, came to Sheffield from Prague on the Kindertransport in 1939 at the age of 11. Her childhood experiences bred a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of all children.

In March 1939, Hitler occupied the remainder of what was then Czechoslovakia. Sue’s secular Jewish parents took the brave decision to send her on a Kindertransport in June 1939, thinking it would be a temporary measure, but Sue never saw them again.

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The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport

Book by Jonathan Lichtenstein (Little, Brown Spark, nonfiction, on sale Dec. 15)

What it’s about: A father and son reconnect and repair their relationship by reliving the elder’s traumatizing experience as a child refugee on the Kindertransport.

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Kindertransport anniversary: Remembering the children

This month marks the 82nd anniversary of the Kindertransport’s arrival into Harwich.

The historic train carried 200 children from a Jewish orphanage near Berlin to Harwich.

Overall, the huge rescue saw about 10,000 children travel to the safety of Britain to save them from the Holocaust.

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Reunion of families who sheltered Kindertransport refugees

To mark the anniversary of the Kindertransport project, in which Britain agreed to accept ten thousand unaccompanied refugee children, the vast majority of whom were Jewish, from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939, the AJR (Association of Jewish Refugees) recently held a special zoom meeting. This was hosted by British celebrity Dame Esther Rantzen and one of the main speakers was Sir David Attenborough, whose family had hosted two girls from Germany.

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Survivor of Nazi genocide went on to become acclaimed geneticist at UW-Madi

Alongtime Madison professor who as an 8-year-old escaped the Nazis’ tightening grip on Czechoslovakia by way of a program known as Kindertransport is being remembered this week as a groundbreaking scientist with a love of opera who shared the story of her early life with thousands of students.

Renata Laxova died early Monday after a brief illness, according to her older daughter, Daniela Lax. She was 89.

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Bertha Leverton

Founder of Reunion of Kindertransport group dedicated her life to bringing families of Jewish refugees back together.

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I’m a Celebrity castle's secret role in the Kindertransport

(another castle story!)
For a group of pampered celebrities, it is a place of torture created for our entertainment; there are rats, creepy crawlies, a plumbing system that barely works, no electricity and stone hard beds. But 80 years ago, for 200 Jewish children, Gwrych Castle in Wales was a salvation from almost certain death in Nazi occupied Europe.

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Gisela Adamski, Holocaust survivor and educator who lived in West Hartford,

The last time that Gisela Adamski shared her story of loss and survival in the Holocaust was this past June, on a virtual call with Newtown High School history students.

Addressing a class that included some students who had been second graders during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, Adamski spoke about how to survive trauma over the course of a lifetime — and urged students to have the courage to advocate for justice, peace and equality.

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Gwyrch Castle was once home for Kindertransport refugees

The estate in Abergele, north Wales, features in the new series of the ITV reality show, but in 1939 it was also a safe haven for 96-year-old Henry Glanz and 200 other children

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Abraham Grossman

When Abraham Grossman was a teenager, he fled his native Germany on what came to be known as the kindertransport, a rescue effort that brought about 10,000 Jewish children fleeing the Nazis to England.

He returned just a few years later, but by then he was as a proud fighter in the British Army’s Jewish Brigade.

Grossman, who died from the coronavirus in Israel this month at the age of 95, described his pride in participating in the fight against Nazism in his memoir.

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Kristallnacht was the beginning of the end

Ruth Zimbler, a Kristallnacht Holocaust Survivor reflection on how that day changed her life forever.
On December 10th (a month after Kristallnacht), Ruth and her 6-year-old brother were sent on the kindertransport to Holland...Her message is,"We have to support one another and ensure that we teach the message of the Holocaust and motivate people to follow this dictum ‘Let there be peace on earth and it let it begin with you.’ We cannot remain bystanders, we need to be upstanders."

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Lord Dubs helps inflict defeats on ‘shabby’ immigration legislation

The House of Lords demanded on Monday a series of changes to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, including to ensure continued help for unaccompanied child refugees.

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Kindertransport refugee had ‘immeasurable’ impact on Shoah education

Survivor Ingrid Wuga, who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport at 15 and was honoured by the Queen last year for her services to Shoah education, died in Glasgow at 96.

The Dortmund-born survivor fled in June 1939 and was later joined in England by her parents.

Mrs Wuga met her husband Henry, a fellow Kindertransport evacuee, at a refugee club in Glasgow and the two married in 1944.

The couple founded a kosher caterer which they ran together for 30 years.

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The Homing Instinct Ah, Vienna, the city of my youth

KTA member Josef Eisinger writes: The pandemic that engulfs us has dislocated all of our lives dramatically, often tragically—but for some among us, the obligatory isolation has been a boon for musing. Among the weighty matters I muse upon is my complicated bond to the city of Vienna, a place that I last visited just a year ago, but that owing to the coronavirus, now seems out of reach.

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Daughter Of Famed Israeli Sculptor

Born in 1925 in Danzig, Frank Meisler was rescued from Nazi-occupied Europe country and taken on the Kindertransport to England where he was raised by his aunt.

Some of Meisler’s most famous European monuments (“The Departure,” Trains to Life – Trains to Death,” “The Final Parting,” and “Channel Crossing to Life”) are life-size tributes to the 10,000 children who were rescued by the Kindertransport.

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Holocaust survivor’s 100th birthday

Nussbaum was born Ruth Rozanski in Offenbach, Germany on Sept. 30, 1920. Following the Kristallnacht pogrom of 1938, her mother managed to get her sister out of Germany on the Kindertransport to England. However, Nussbaum was past the 17-year age limit for the Kindertransport, so with the aid of HIAS( (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), she made her escape from Nazi German on her own in 1940, with only the clothes on her back.

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Coming Home to the Holocaust

In the town hall of Fischach, a village in southern Germany, I am staring at a glass display case holding the detritus of the Jews who once lived here. It is July 2019, eight decades after my mother fled this place as a child. And right in front of me, neatly labeled, are the remains of my family: one of my Great Aunt Mina’s books on home economics and a section of curtain from the house on the village square.

The house from the old photograph. The house my mother once called home.

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Coming home to the holocaust

My mother, Anita Heufeld, was one of 10,000 rescued by the Central British Fund for German Jewry. Just short of her 14th birthday, she became an unaccompanied minor, fleeing for safe haven in England. Her parents and most of her extended family remained behind and were killed.

My trip to Fischach was instigated when the Jewish Museum of Augsburg launched an exhibition on what had happened to the Kindertransport children after they escaped. The curators wanted to include my mother’s story.

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Bronze statue honouring children saved from Nazi Europe could be displayed

A bronze statue honouring children saved from Nazi Europe could be displayed in Harwich if plans are approved.

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Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued'

Book for young readers by artist Peter Sis will be published January 2021.
“This is really a story about people who are leaving home,” Sís said. “We all leave home. And we realize that we can never go back to the same home we left as a child. And it’s also about someone who is a reluctant hero, a reluctant rescuer. We’re all trying to pay tribute to this man—this generous, quiet, wonderful man.”

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Podcast on Kindertransport

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) said its ‘Kindertransport: Remembering and Rethinking’ looks at the legacy and contemporary relevance of the trains that carried Jewish children in Nazi-occupied lands to safety.

AJR’s documentary podcast series uses its ‘Refugee Voices’ testimony archive, consisting of the recorded life stories of more than 250 Holocaust survivors and refugees, their first-person accounts weaved together.

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Anthony Hopkins to play Sir Nicholas Winton

The life of Sir Nicholas Winton, the Kindertransport hero who oversaw the rescue of hundreds of Jewish children, is set to be dramatised in a new Holocaust biopic.

One Life will star 82-year-old actor Anthony Hopkins in the leading role alongside Johnny Flynn, 37, who will play the “British Schindler” at an earlier phase of his life.

The film is reportedly set to arrive in UK cinemas next year.

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Sir David Attenborough: My 'sisters' from the Kindertransport

Sir David Attenborough has spoken about the sisters from Berlin his family took in after they had fled Nazi Germany through the Kindertransport.

The sisters, Irene and Helga Bejach, arrived in the UK just before war broke out. Their father was head of public health for a Berlin district – he was killed in Auschwitz in 1944. Their mother had died of tuberculosis.

The girls spent the next seven years with the Attenboroughs, leaving after the war to join an uncle in New York.

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The author, her husband, and Pricila,  photo by Rachel Rubin Green

The author, her husband, and Pricila, photo by Rachel Rubin Green

Continuing the legacy of Kindertransport

In July 2019, my husband Norm and I joined several members of the KTA on a commemorative tour of Europe for the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport...One indelible lesson from the trip was that many more European Jews, children and adults could have been saved had more countries allowed them entry.

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Austria offers citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis

Hannah Lessing, secretary general of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, lobbied to include more descendants – for example, of those who left Austria after the war. She applauded the law, while recognising its limits.

“This law is an important step that says Austrian society is finally ready to welcome the families that it drove away,” she said. ‘However, like other gestures, it can never truly make amends for the Holocaust.”

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Castle home has a history

Between 1939 and 1941 up to 200 young Jewish refugees were accommodated at the castle trying to cope with dilapidated buildings, inclement weather and first and foremost with their new lives as refugees.

The story of the Kindertransport 1938/39 is often portrayed as a bit of a feelgood story. It is true that over 10,000 underage refugees escaped from Nazi Central Europe to the relative safety of the UK via the scheme. But they suffered trauma, hardship and heartbreak along the way.

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Charlotte Berger Keiderling

After her father’s business was appropriated by the authorities, her parents made the heart-wrenching decision to send her on the Kindertransport to England where families had offered their homes to Jewish children fleeing the persecution. She was seven years old.

Charlotte never saw her parents again...Only in 2018 did she learn the awful truth that her mother was killed in the gas chambers at Chelmo, in April 1942.

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Revisiting the Kindertransport

Playwright Jonathan Lichtenstein talks to us about his new book, The Berlin Shadow, which describes how he accompanied his father on a journey back to Berlin, retracing the steps he took in 1939 on the Kindertransport

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Lord Dubs calls on UK to be more sympathetic

The Labour peer, who fled the Nazis on the Kindertransport, called on home secretary to adopt a more welcoming stance towards migrants

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Postcards and the Kindertransport

This story is built around 50 delicate letters, most written on the back of German period piece postcards: including garden scenes of fairy tales gnomes, elfs, leprechauns, and teddy bears designed for children. The letters were by Max Lichtwitz, a Berlin lawyer, to his six-year-old son Heinz or Heini Lichtwitz, the future Henry Foner. They evoke love, longing, and irreparable loss. Max, a widower, sent his six-year son Heinz to England to live in Swansea, Wales with Morris and Winifred Foner.

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Professors' new book Berlin Shadow is released

A new book which sheds light on the experiences of children of Kindertransport and their families has been published.The book, called the Berlin Shadow, reveals how Hans Lichtenstein's experience deeply affected his son, the author's, own childhood and behaviour and shows how the journey helped both process the trauma which was ever-present in their lives.

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For Holocaust Survivor, ‘Hashem Still Has a Plan’

Her father was a devout chasid in Vienna who somehow made a lot of money. On a December evening in 1938, weeks after the Kristallnacht torching of Jewish homes and synagogues, her father put her and her two sisters on a bus to catch a train, then a boat that took them to England to live with a host family. She was 9.

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David Toren, 94, New York, N.Y.

David Toren, who fled Poland with other Jewish children, passed away on April 19 as a result of COVID-19.

On Kristallnacht, young David watched the destruction. The next morning, his father was imprisoned in Buchenwald.

Upon his return, Toren’s father worked to arrange passage for his son on an August 1939 Kindertransport headed to Sweden, shortly before the Germans invaded Poland. It would be the last time Toren saw his parents.

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Henry Karplus: 2/9/1926 to 6/24/2020

Born Heinz Berthold Karplus in Berlin, Germany, to Sigmar Karplus and Rosa (née Anker) Karplus. Henry and his younger sister Hannah Elsa (Shamash) escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 on a Kindertransport train, arriving to safety in England.

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Holocaust Survivors Continue Gathering—Online

Since 1943, German and Austrian Holocaust survivors have gathered in New York City for what is known as the Stammtisch...Marion is an elegant woman. Proudly, she still drives her car, enjoying the independence. She escaped from Berlin in May 1939, at the age of 16. She boarded a Kindertransport.

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Holocaust app puts players in shoes of Jewish boy in 1930s Berlin

The core of the game is to serve as an educational tool for students, primarily those aged nine to 11. The developers were helped when crafting the story and game design by survivors and family members of those who went on the Kindertransport during the Holocaust.
“They were consulted as part of the process and the fictitious character Leo is a composite of all of their real-life experiences”

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Fashion label helps battle virus

News from Australia: A clothing company founded by a Kindertransport survivor is now making gowns and scrubs for use in hospitals and clinics.

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Ruth David, 91: War refugee and sprightly speaker on the Holocaust

Returning to Fränkisch-Crumbach, the village where she grew up in Hesse, Germany, almost 50 years after she had left for Britain on the Kindertransport, Ruth David saw the window of a house open. “Ruth Oppenheimer, is that you?” someone cried.

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Death of refugee from Nazi Germany

A WOMAN who escaped from Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport train has died peacefully at the age of 95.

Eva Pinthus, a resident of Menston for 60 years, was 14 when she came to the UK in 1939. She was one of thousands of children brought to safety - many would never see their families again.

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Kindertransport: Swanage statue for 'Purbeck Schindler' Trevor Chadwick

An "unsung hero" who helped save hundreds of children destined for Nazi concentration camps is to be honoured with a statue in his hometown.

Trevor Chadwick, dubbed the "Purbeck Schindler", helped Sir Nicholas Winton rescue 669 children from Czechoslovakia ahead of World War Two.

The Trevor Chadwick Memorial Trust is raising £80,000 for a statue to be placed in Swanage, Dorset.

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Nicholas Winton's 111th Birthday

Nicholas Winton's 111th Birthday

Sir Nicholas Winton: Google Doodle marks birthday of ‘Britain’s Schindler’

The Google Doodle on 19 May marks what would have been the 111th birthday of Sir Nicholas Winton, who single-handedly saved 669 Jewish children from the Holocaust.

Five years after his death in 2015, Google marked Sir Winton’s 19 May birthday with a Doodle showing children at a train station to represent the escape of primarily Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia in the lead up to World War II.

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Leeds Jewish Housing Association Brings Generations Together

The 75th anniversary of VE Day was made extra special for 250 older residents of Leeds Jewish Housing Association (LJHA) when they received bumper gift boxes to mark the occasion.

One recipient was 94-year-old Gilly Rawson, a Holocaust survivor. At the age of 13, she was one of the Kindertransport children taken from Vienna to Liverpool to escape Nazi persecution. Her late husband also travelled on the Kindertransport scheme from Gdansk, and later served with the Royal Air Force in Burma.

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Holocaust educator and former Ames resident Ruth David succumbs to COVID-19

Ruth David was 10 when the Kindertransport — which helped 10,000 children escape from Nazi-controlled parts of Europe just before the outbreak of World War II — saved her from what likely would have been death in a concentration camp.

She would go on to translate the tragedies of the Holocaust into two books. She fashioned a life of teaching and speaking internationally on what it meant to survive the reign of terror that left millions, including her parents, dead.

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Holocaust survivor, 96, who fled to Scotland reveals bittersweet memory

Nuremberg, where Henry grew up, was the epicentre of Nazi power.

Henry fled Nuremberg in May 1939 after his mum managed to secure him a place on the Kindertransport. “When we got on the train to head for the Dutch border with all those young children, it was one huge howl from 150 children. I have never forgotten it.

“It’s so important we remember what happened then and celebrate the outstanding occasion of VE Day and think about the sacrifices people made.

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David Toren, Who Fought to Recover Nazi-Looted Art, Dies at 94

Mr. Toren, who died of the coronavirus, was a patent lawyer who recovered a relative’s stolen painting amid a large cache of works discovered in Germany. David's father managed to squeeze his son, now 14, onto what would prove to be the last Kindertransport evacuation to Sweden before World War II broke out.

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My father brought a set of tzitzit into Dachau

Kindertransport refugee Bernd Koschland recalls learning that his father Jacob managed to sneak a set of tzitzit into Dachau Concentration Camp, which was liberated 75 years ago today.

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L.A. Theatre Works has made the acclaimed plays "Judgement at Nuremberg" and "Kindertransport" available for free via the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust website. Both audio plays will be accessible until June 1, 2020.

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Tributes paid to UK woman who escaped Nazi Germany in 1939

The family of Lore Gordon, who was among the German Jewish children evacuated to Britain on the Kindertransport, have paid tribute to her following her death at the age of 96 after contracting Covid-19.

The virus, said her family, had achieved what Hitler and the Blitz failed to do – “to quench an adventurous, positive and generous loving spirit”.

Lore first came to Britain with her sister in 1939 at the age of 16 as one of 10,000 German Jewish children sent through the Kindertranspor

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S. Fred Singer, a Leading Climate Change Contrarian, Dies at 95

Siegfried Fred Singer was born on Sept. 27, 1924, in Vienna to Joseph Singer, a jeweler, and his wife, Anna, according to the 2004 book “Shapers of the Great Debate on Conservation: A Biographical Dictionary.”

His family fled the Nazis, sending him to England through the kindertransport program. He made his way to the United States in 1940 and was reunited with his family in Ohio.

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Lord Dubs to cite Kindertransport journey in Easter message for Humanists

Peer and refugee rights campaigner Lord Alf Dubs is to tell how he fled the Nazis when he issues the secular Easter message to atheist and humanist prisoners in the UK on Friday.

Czech-born Dubs, who came to Britain on the Kindertransport, will tell the prisoners how he escaped the Holocaust when he addresses inmates via National Prison Radio on Good Friday in an initiative organised by Humanists UK.

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The Story of Orphaned Holocaust Survivors: ‘The Windermere Children’

Several books and films have told the story of the 10,000 Jewish children who were spirited out of Europe during World War II on Kindertransport trains to safety in Great Britain. Lesser known is the smaller post-war British mission to rescue Jewish orphans who had survived concentration camps and help them reclaim their lives. The story is the subject of the PBS drama “The Windermere Children.”

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I arrived here on the kindertransport – the similarities between now and 19

At the end of February, the refugee crisis in Europe boiled over. Thousands flocked to the border between Turkey and Greece, which remained closed to them.

The Greek authorities, overwhelmed by the numbers, responded with tear gas, including against families with children. Now coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the camps and the border between the two countries where refugees are amassing.This is the latest chapter in our continent’s shameful treatment of those fleeing war.

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Wolf Kahn, Who Painted Vibrant Landscapes, Is Dead at 92

Wolf Kahn, a landscape painter who applied a vibrant, adventurous palette to studies of tangled forests and fog-shrouded mornings, died on March 15 at his home in Manhattan.

Hans Wolfgang Kahn was born on Oct. 4, 1927, in Stuttgart, Germany. His father was Jewish, and the rise of Hitler put the family in jeopardy; in 1939 his grandmother arranged for him to be sent to England via Kindertransport.

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Ex-child refugee says modern leaders are using migrants as pawns

Kind Ruth Barnett, 85, was collecting an MBE for services to Holocaust education and awareness.

Holocaust education campaigner Ruth Barnett described her heartbreak at recent “awful” scenes of hostility towards migrants in Greece, and hit out at the UK government for “going back on their word” to take in more child refugees.

Ruth, who was made an MBE for services to Holocaust education and awareness, described politics as “absolutely toxic” in relation to the global refugee crisis.

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Kindertransport founder’s daughter on second generation conference lineup

The daughter of the Kindertransport founder Sir Nicholas Winton, Barbara, and Lord Eric Pickles are on the lineup at a Holocaust remembrance conference for second generation families.

The conference “Remembering and Rethinking: The international forum on the Second Generation” will run from 21 to 22 April at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium, aimed at second generation families, Holocaust educators and academics. You can buy tickets online.

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Plans in pipeline for £500k Kindertransport statue in Harwich

A POIGNANT statue remembering the children saved from Nazi Germany by the Kindertransport could go on display in Harwich, if a project is successful.

The sculpture, which could cost £500,000, would commemorate the child refugees who escaped Adolph Hitler’s reign of terror in parts of Europe ahead of the Second World War.

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This historian draws lessons about family separation

Seven years ago, Jennifer Craig-Norton uncovered a cache of original correspondence about a group of Kindertransport children.

A Ph.D. candidate in England at the time, she had no idea that voices of child refugees from the past would end up shining a light on the global child refugee situation of today.

But that’s exactly what happened when the stories of World War II’s “kinder children” became the inspiration for “The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory,” published last summer.

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'Kindertransport' To Debut At (Cleveland) Ensemble Theatre In March

Kindertransport" will debut at Ensemble Theatre on March 6. The show focuses on a British rescue mission during World War II which saw 10,000 Jewish children placed into foster homes in the U.K.

Helga and Werner Schlesinger are parents faced with the difficult choice of keeping their beloved daughter Eva in Germany with them, or letting her become one of the Kindertransport children.

The show stars Cleveland's own Dorothy Silver. Katia Schwarz will direct the play.

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Carousel in Frankfurt to recall the Kindertransport

A children’s carousel of the kind installed in British playgrounds in the 1930s has been selected by the city of Frankfurt to commemorate the unaccompanied children on the Kindertransport from Nazi Germany and other occupied territories before the outbreak of the Second World War.

The Orphan Carousel, conceived by the Israeli artist Yael Bartana, features texts that could be quotations from the children who were saved and from their parents, most of whom were killed in Nazi death camps.

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Lipscomb’s College of Entertainment (Nashville) presents, Kindertransport

Bring your tissues. As described aptly in the College of Entertainment and the Arts emails, “Kindertransport depicts the agony of separating a child from her parents and wrestles with the consequences of that choice, an act of sacrifice that also wreaks devastating results.”

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Redditch group creates artwork for Holocaust exhibition in London

ARTWORK created by the 1st Redditch Girls’ Brigade was recently displayed at a special exhibition...'The Kindertransport Memorial Flame’ – created by the group – was displayed at a central London venue next to Westminster Abbey.

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North Hills hosting mobile exhibit on Kindertransport along with a survivor

Margot Lobree, a Holocaust survivor who was rescued as part of Kindertransport, will visit the North Hills Christian School and speak to students. Kindertransport, German for children’s transport, took about 10,000 children from Nazi territory to the United Kingdom before the war started. Many of the children were the only members of their families to survive the Holocaust.

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Surrender and Sanctuary project draws to a close after two years

Surrender and Sanctuary was a National Lottery-funded project to celebrate and commemorate the anniversaries of the town’s hugely-significant moments in history which were the surrender of the German U-boat fleet in 1918 and the arrival of the first Jewish refugee children, known as the Kindertransport, in December 1938.

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Manningham house opened up for Kindertransport boys fleeing Nazis

Albert Wachsman was the only child from his town, Saarbrucken in Germany, chosen for the Kindertransport. His two older brothers were in Palestine and his younger brother was hidden on a farm in France when Albert’s mother put him on a train to Cologne in February 1939. He joined youngsters travelling to Harwich, Essex, then to a holiday camp in Dovercourt, Kent, housing 2,000 children. Most would never see their families again.

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Jessica Morden recalls Renate Collins' escape from Holocaust

Renate Collins was five years old when she boarded a train to the UK – the last so-called Kindertransport to leave Prague in 1939, before the outbreak of the Second World War. A NEWPORT MP welcomed 86-year-old Collins to Westminster this week and shared with the House of Commons her remarkable story of how she narrowly escaped the horrors of the Nazis.

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Op-ed: Kindertransport

I think we need some refreshment from the likes of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. Let’s forget about them for a few minutes and think about Nicholas Winton instead.

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My Mother’s Story: A Kindertransport Lunch & Learn

(Milwaukee) Dr. Sue Bernstein will share the courageous story of survival of her mother Ruth Wasserman Segal who was born in 1926 in Nuremberg, Germany. She survived the Holocaust by embarking on the Kindertransport from Germany en-route to England on April 18, 1939.

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From darkness to greatness

Profiles of five prominent Kindertransport successes

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Auschwitz 75: Caller asks listeners to help find him find his father

A caller made a moving appeal to listeners to help him locate his father who was on the Kindertransport in 1939.

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The story of the six-year-old brought to Abercynon to escape Nazi Germany

At the age of six, Elga Kitchener came to Wales as a Kindertransport refugee to escape Nazi Germany, in June 1939. On the same day, her mother gave birth to her only sibling. Elga's aunt Dinah would be caring for her in Abercynon until the family could be reunited in Wales. But Elga never met her sister Judis and she never saw her mother, great-grandmother or uncle again.

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Holocaust survivors' stories 'could help' child refugees

About 10,000 mainly Jewish children escaped from the Nazis in the 1930s thanks to the Kindertransport scheme.

A study at Aberystwyth University will look at how those children's experiences went on to affect them in their adult lives.

Dr Andrea Hammel said it could help children fleeing conflict today.

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Lord Dubs: ‘The children are counting on us to continue refugee fight’

The Labour peer’s EU Withdrawal Bill amendment failed last week. But Kindertransport kid Lord Dubs explains, exclusively in The Big Issue, why he will keep on battling for child refugees to be reunited with their loved ones in the UK

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Islamophobia and antisemitism go hand in hand, warn child refugees of genoc

Kindertransport survivor Vera Schaufeld and Bosnian refugee survivor Safet Vukalic share their testimony in interview with Jewish News ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day

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93-year-old settled in North-East after fleeing Nazis on Kindertransport

A grandmother who settled in northeast England
told the story of how she escaped on a Kindertransport
at the age of 13.

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Holocaust Survivor Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines to address schoolchildren

Born in 1929, Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines was one of the 669 predominantly Jewish children who were evacuated from Prague on one of the eight kindertransport trains organised by Sir Nicholas Winton.

Pupils from primary and secondary schools across the borough will travel to the Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, to hear testimony from Milena on Wednesday January 29, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

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Rabbi Dr. Solomon Schonfeld, Hero of the Kindertransport

New book written by native Londoner Riki Goldstein, introduces today’s youth to vital history about the Nazis, the Kindertransport, and the Holocaust in an accessible and child-friendly way.

Book is recommended for children in grades 3-6.

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Music links pianist to mother’s story of Holocaust survival

Music moved pianist Mona Golabek to tell the story of her mother, herself a pianist whose career was cut short when the Nazis occupied Austria. [Her mother's] dream ended when 14-year-old Jura had to flee the Nazis via the Kindertransport and begin a new life at a children’s home on Willesden Lane in London, where she later survived the London Blitz.

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Kindertransport Exhibit and Series

The Jewish Community Center opens a new exhibit, “A Thousand Kisses: Stories of the Kindertransport,” and, along with the Holocaust Education Resource Center of Milwaukee, presents it with several related events later this month.

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“I felt I wasn’t a person any more, I’d become ‘the Jew’”

Kindertransport refugee Vera Schaufeld tells Alex Galbinski why she now speaks out for other stranded children. As she speaks of her childhood, Vera, now 89, is matter of fact about the tragedies that changed her life and clings to the memories of her family life

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Tributes paid to Kindertransport refugee Hermann Hirschberger

A Holocaust survivor who witnessed Kristallnacht and later won improved pensions for his Kindertransport peers as their UK spokesman has died aged 93.

German-born Hermann Hirschberger came to the UK as a teenager, celebrating his bar mitzvah in a hostel before training to be an engineer and later helping to found Belmont Synagogue.

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