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Kindertransport

  • Prince Charles Marks Kindertransport Anniversary

    Britain’s Prince Charles marked the 70th anniversary of the Kindertransport. The prince told a Kindertransport reunion in London that he was proud that his paternal grandmother had sheltered Jewish refugees at the start of World War II, BBC News reported Sunday. Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, sheltered a Jewish family when she was living in… More ▸

  • Prince Charles recalls Kindertransport

    It was one of Britain’s finest hours. On the eve of World War II, the British Parliament passed legislation enabling thousands of Jewish children to escape the horrors that would close in on their families in Germany, Poland and elsewhere. Prince Charles marked the 70th anniversary of what became known as the Kindertransport, recalling that… More ▸

  • News Brief

    A new memorial dedicated to the 10,000 Jewish children spirited out of Nazi Germany to Britain 70 years ago will be unveiled in Berlin. Designed by artist and eyewitness Frank Meisler, the sculpture depicts children about to board a train as part of the “Kindertransport,” which is how Meisler himself survived. Many of those children… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Erica Jesselson, a major philanthropist for Jewish causes, died at 86. Jesselson died Wednesday at her home in New York City. Born in Vienna in 1922, she escaped to England on the Kindertransport. Jesselson and her late husband, Ludwig, were major benefactors of Yeshiva University in New York City, founding and endowing the university museum…. More ▸