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Theatre at Grand Valley presents 'Kindertransport'

Theatre at Grand Valley presents 'Kindertransport'

Saturday, November 16, 2013
7:30 PM

Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, Allendale Campus


Written by Diane Samuels
Directed by Karen Libman

After the violence of Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain, via ship and train, to rescue them from the injustices and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis.

Over the course of nine months between 1938-9, more than 10,000 Jewish kinder were separated from their parents, but brought to safety, sparing them the horrors of the death camps, where many of their family members were exterminated. The play examines the life of one child over a 40-year period, and is based on interviews with many kinder who spent the war years with foster families in Britain.

Performances at 7:30 p.m. November 15-16 and November 21-22
Matinee performances at 2 p.m. November 17 and November 23

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for faculty, staff, alumni, and seniors, and $6 for all students and groups of 10 or more. Call the GVSU Louis Armstrong Theatre box office at 616-331-2300. For more information visit