Thursday, May 22, 2014

In 1939, at age 16, Walter Kohn rode the Kindertransport to England. In 1998, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Child's Passport


Passport issued to Gertrud Gerda Levy, who left Germany in August 1939 on a Children's Transport (Kindertransport) to Great Britain. Berlin, Germany, August 23, 1939.
— US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A heartbreaking interview with Otto Deusch who took the Kindertransport from Austria.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAdNq_o87uU

Sunday, May 11, 2014

An interview with Ken Wilde who went to England on the Kindertransport when he was a child.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoEvWU4saQs


Thursday, May 8, 2014

In 1938, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi monster, allows Jewish children to evacuate Germany on the Kindertransport - trains headed to England - without their parents. Peter, a shy violin player, and his friends, take the train to safety, but after Peter’s English farm house in Coventry is bombed in the Blitz, he returns to Germany to join the Jewish Rebels in the Resistance, where he plans to sabotage the Nazis, search for his family, and his best friend Eva, left behind.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Escape on the Kindertransport


In The Children’s Train Peter reads A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and sees the parallel from the story of oppression and revolution to his own life. I admire the power of Charles Dickens to weave his story with adventure and emotion that created real social change from his books like Oliver Twist that exposed the plight of the poor.