Kindertransport Resources  

These resources have been compiled by the Kindertransport Association as an effort to make it easier for students and interested parties to locate all the best materials in print, film, and online. Use the search feature or browse by category using the links to the left. More history and stories about the Kindertransport can be found in our History and Voices sections.

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Film, Video, Theatre

Abschied ein Leben Lang- A Life-Long Farewell
Kratz, Kathe. Extrafilm, Vienna, 1999.

Three former residents of Vienna, KTA member Anne (Anny) Kelemen, Gerda Lederer and Curtis Brown (Kurt Braun), return to Vienna, the city where they were born. They are invited by the 'Lost Neighborhood' memorial project, part of which is the reconstruction of the façade of a synagogue destroyed 60 years ago. The stories told by these three emigrants are juxtaposed with images of this project, resulting in a dramatic, humorous and moving documentary of Jewish life in 1930s Vienna.

All My Loved Ones
Minac, Matej. 1999.


A feature film that focuses on a family in dramatizing the story of the Kindertransports from Prague

Diane Samuels' Kindertransport: The Author's Guide to the Play
Samuels, Diane. Nick Hern Books, London, 2014.

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The author's guide to Kindertransport, an invaluable and uniquely authoritative resource for anyone studying, teaching or performing the play.

First staged by the Soho Theatre Company in London in 1993, Diane Samuels' Kindertransport has enjoyed huge success around the world and is widely studied in colleges. The play tells the story of nine-year-old Eva, a German Jewish girl, sent by her parents on the Kindertransport to start a new life with a foster family in Britain just before the outbreak of World War Two. Years later, she has changed her name to Evelyn and denied her roots.

Dig World War 2: The Millisle Farm Story
Snow, Dan and Litvack, Leon. BBC One Television, 14 Aug 2013.


Dan Snow interviews Leon Litvack about the Millisle Farm Project

Goodbye, Marianne
Watts, Irene Kirsten. Winnipeg: Scirocco Drama, 1995.

This play is aimed at audiences in grades 4 - 6.

Holocaust & the Kindertransport: Vera
Gissing, Vera. Teachers TV, England, 2007.


A 5 minute video of Vera Gissing, a Kind from Czechoslovakia, remembering her Kindertransport experience and reuniting with an old friend.

Holocaust Day: A Haven in Wales
BBC 2 Wales, 2005.


This documentary, broadcast on BBC 2 Wales on Holocaust Day 2005, features the reminiscences of some of the 200 Kindertransport children who found a haven at Gwrych Castle in North East Wales.

Into the Arms of Strangers
Harris, Mark Jonathan. 2000.


Oscar-winning documentary film on the Kindertransports.

Samuels, Diane. New York: Plume, 1995.

This play has been performed worldwide, on the West End, Off-Broadway, and in community theaters.

Last Train to Tomorrow: The Kindertransport Movement 1938-1939
Davis, Carl and Oram, Hiawyn . Faber Music Ltd., London, 2011.

A musical tribute to the Kindertransport for children's choir, actors and orchestra.

Making An Entrance, the Biography of Gerard Gould
Martin, Margaret. D R Green, United Kingdom, 2010.

Gerard Gould is a teacher and director of amateur drama with a uniquely charismatic personality, and those gifts are rare enough to merit attention; but the life of the man behind the work is truly fascinating.

He was born Günter Goldstein in Germany in 1922, the youngest child of a prosperous Jewish family. He was a witness (and a perceptive, profoundly intelligent witness) to the gathering horror that was Nazi Germany. He came to England on a Kindertransport.

Margaret Kahn interview
Kahn, Margaret. Mercy Community, West Hartford, Ct, 2016.


Margaret Kahn, née Jonas, tells her lifer story, from Kindertransport on December 1, 1938 to a teaching hospital in London, marriage and life in Connecticut. At 94, she still volunteers to speak with young students.

Lichtenstein, Jonathan. London: Nick Hern Books Limited, 2006.


A drama involving a Kindertransport family, Memory was first performed at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Wales in November 2006 and subsequently produced at the 59E59 Theaters in New York City in 2007.

My Heart in a Suitcase
Gunning, Greg. ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, 2006.


Family theater production based on the life of Anne Fox.

My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports
Hacker, Melissa. Bee's Knees Productions, 1996.


Award-winning documentary film directed by the daughter of a Kind from Vienna.

Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good
Minac, Matej. 2002.


International Emmy Award-winning documentary about the man who organized Kindertransports out of Czechoslovakia.

Nicky's Family
Minac, Matej . Minac, Matej and Pass, Patrik, Czech Republic, 2011.


Nicky's Family tells the story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.

Testimony of the Human Spirit
Robbins, Sarah Kate, and Zucker, Stanley. Westchester Holocaust Education Center, Purchase, NY, 2004.


A group of four short documentary films that tell the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945 through the eyes and words of six survivors. Interweaving the powerful personal accounts of these men and women who were children in Europe during the Holocaust, including KTA member Sel Hubert, the film documents their journeys from persecution through liberation to the shores of America, where they overcame horror and loss to create meaningful, productive lives. Created for use in schools.

The Children Who Cheated the Nazis: The Story of the Kindertransport
Read, Sue. 2000.


A documentary film that was broadcast on British television in 2002.

The End Of Everything Ever
NIE Theatre. 2008.


New International Encounter brings together theatre-makers from different European countries to tell stories that focus on episodes that have shaped recent history. Weaving together live music, physical action, and a multitude of languages, they devise visually driven performances that speak directly and dynamically to an audience. They have won awards for their work in both the UK and Europe. The End of Everything Ever draws on true stories and accounts of the Kindertransport to follow the journey of six year old Agata and her quest for home. A story of survival, love and hope.

Vielleicht Habe Ich Glueck Gehabt
Kratz, Käthe. 2002.

Züge ins Leben - Kindertransporte im 2. WK
Jürgens, Uli. Vienna, 2016.


Ilse Melamid, Hans Menasse, Ari Rath und Dora Schimanko gehörten zu jenen Kindern, die 1938/39 mit so genannten Kindertransporten ins Ausland geschickt wurden, vor allem nach Großbritannien - organisiert von der Jüdischen Gemeinde und den Quäkern – oder auch mit Hilfe der Jugendalijah nach Palästina. Sie waren vor der Verfolgung durch die Nationalsozialisten in Sicherheit, wurden von wohltätigen Familien aufgenommen oder aber zu harter Arbeit verpflichtet.
45 min.

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