Jonathan Romain interviews Directors of "Truus' Children" / Kindertransport

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2GN: Jonathan Romain interviewing Directors of "Truus’ Children" about Truus Wijsmuller and the Kindertransport. Q&A follows.

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Second Generation Network is offering a free talk with the directors of "Truus’ Children", Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn, on May 19th at 6:30pm. Jonathan Romain will be interviewing the directors about Truus and making of the film.

Also being made available by the Network will be a special UK premiere of the documentary "Truus’ Children" prior to the discussion by paying a donation of €10 to the Truus Wijsmuller Archive. This donation is for a single household or family. Once you have made your donation, you will have a special private and two-week period to view the full-length version of the film.

To help support the Archive, directors, Pamela and Jessica have offered to share with us their three-year period of experiences in researching and creating this amazing documentary. The talk will be followed by Q&A and then by open discussion. Come and join this fascinating talk about a remarkable heroic woman.

You can read about the film and Truus Wijsmuller in an article just published by the Jewish News -- https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-little-known-female-nicholas-winton-who-saved-10000-jewish-children/.


		Jonathan Romain interviews Directors of "Truus' Children" / Kindertransport image

Truus Wijsmuller, not a household name but undoubtably one of the biggest heroes of WW2 and certainly very well known to anyone with knowledge of the Kindertransport.

The Dutch social worker Truus Wijsmuller was sent to negotiate a rescue deal with Adolf Eichmann, stationed in Vienna at that time. The first promised transport was likely meant as a joke by Eichmann, but after Wijsmuller was able to fill a train with (Jewish) children within a couple of days, she was allowed to keep taking children out on a much more regular basis with a maximum of a 150 children at the time. She was involved all the way to the very end, when the last ship left the harbour of IJmuiden (Holland) on its way to England on May 14, 1940: the day the Netherlands capitulated to Germany.

Truus' Children is a documentary on Truus Wijsmuller and her rescue of some 10,000 children. One of the important questions being asked in this documentary is: ‘Why did Truus Wijsmuller never really get the recognition she so clearly deserves?’ Was it because of her modesty, was it because she was a woman, or because she did not have children of her own who could have made some noise for her? Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn and their team are taking on the task and telling her story.

A total 23 of the children saved by Mrs. Wijsmuller were traced down and interviewed, together with an authentic recording of an interview with Truus Wijsmuller after the war, a story about how to Make a Difference unfolds that the world needs to see.

For more information, see the website: Truus' Children (www.truus-children.com).

REGISTRATION:

1. Register here on Eventbrite to join in the May 19th talk. Second Generation Network will send you a link closer to the time of the talk.

2. If you wish to see the film, "Truus' Children", please go to this site to pay and receive the link to watch the film.

https://truus-children_tickets.eventbrite.co.uk

Once you donate, you will be able to watch the film between May 1st and May 19th.


		Jonathan Romain interviews Directors of "Truus' Children" / Kindertransport image

The Truus Wijsmuller Archive:

Already during the filming of "Truus' Children", and even more during the lengthy process of editing the almost 90 hours (!) of film the directors of the film realized that with all the interviews, the documents the directors were able to collect during the research, the unique archive images that they have found, and the letters and documents that have been provided to them by the 'Children of Truus', this was such a special material with great historical value in their hands that this should not be lost.

This is how the idea was born for the Truus Wijsmuller Archives , a digital platform that should be accessible to as many people as possible all over the world: pupils, students, teachers, scientists, and researchers at home and abroad. By setting up this archive, important historical material will be stored in an orderly manner and made accessible for everyone - certainly also for younger interested parties - and thus preserved forever.

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