A History of the Kindertransport
Date and TimeWednesday, November 20, 2013
- Mary Idema Pew Library » Exhibition Space
In the months between the November 9, 1938 Kristallnacht ("Night of Broken Glass") pogrom and the start of World War II, a unique rescue operation now known as the Kindertransport brought ten thousand unaccompanied children from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain. Most of the children, but not all, were Jews and many of the parents who had sent them to safety perished in the Holocaust. Most of the children settled in Britain; others re-emigrated to Israel, the Americas, and elsewhere, scattering over the world. A History of the Kindertransport traces the epic journey from 1938 into the 21st century. This exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library operating hours.
Noah Zucker, email@example.com