KINDERTRANSPORT IN THE NEWS (2020)

 

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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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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