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A fresh look at the inspiring stories of the Kindertransport told by Steve Williams of Arun East u3a

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This event will be held online via Zoom and is for u3a members only.

A fresh look at the inspiring story of the Kindertransport, the scheme which saw the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany to safety in Britain. In this talk, we will consider the international and political situation that made it so urgent, and meet some of those involved in getting the children out, (not just Sir Nicholas Winton), or giving them a home. How were the refugees treated once they arrived here, and what contribution have they made to British society? Some of the kinder, including one from Vienna that we will meet, never shared their stories, except with their closest family.

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Steve Williams – Steve spent nearly 40 years working in Further Education colleges, including running Holocaust Education programmes for 16-19 year olds. He now volunteers as a Holocaust Education advisor at the Centre for German Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex. Steve gave an expanded version of this talk to his local u3a group, Arun East, for Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2021.

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