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Remembering the Kindertransport: 80 Years On

8 11 2018 - 10 02 2019

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“What is my key message to future generations? Tolerance.”
– Elsa Shamash, Kindertransport refugee

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, discover the stories of six of the Kinder (child refugees) in their own words.

In 1938-39 the British government allowed 10,000 Jewish and other ‘non-Aryan’ children from occupied Europe to come to Britain. This remarkable rescue operation became known as the Kindertransport. Now in their 80s and 90s, the Kinder have given their testimony through the medium of film. You can also see personal objects and artefacts that they brought with them from their homelands.

As children they escaped violence and persecution, but went through painful separations, and their integration into British society was not always straightforward. This exhibition tells the story of rescue as well as stories of rupture, loss and regret.

The Jewish Museum also has an extensive programme of talks, lates and family events relating to this exhibition which can be found here.

Details

Start:
8 11 2018
End:
10 February 2019
Cost:
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Website:
https://jewishmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/kindertransport/

Venue

Jewish Museum
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St
London, Camden NW1 7NB
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Details

Start:
8 11 2018
End:
10 February 2019
Cost:
Varies
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://jewishmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/kindertransport/

Venue

Jewish Museum
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St
London, Camden NW1 7NB
+ Google Map