Events 2013

Activities of the Kindertransport Organisation Germany in the 2013 theme year
„Diversity Destroyed“

75 years beginning - 75 years end of the Kindertransport
to England and other European countries as well as into
the USA - 11/ 2013 - 08/ 2014


March 2013

Thursday, March 21st 2013
venue: Ev. Reformierte Kirche Palmaille 2, 22767 Hamburg
time: 19:00 p.m.

week of the brotherliness of the GCJZ Hamburg
„A Memory to the Future“
Documentary „Into the arms of strangers-Kindertransport in eine fremde Welt“
with subsequent discussion.


May 2013

KUnSTPLAATS 2013 Hoek van Holland
Joined project– by Adrian Backer Hoek van Holland and by the Kindertransport Organisation Germany.
Presentation of photos of 16 contemporary witnesses of the Kindertransport together with photos of 16 young Dutch on 1m x 1,50 m big FLAGS
in Hoek van Holland from April 26th until May 22nd 2013

GUIDED TOURS Historical spots of the Kindertransport 1938/39
Meeting Point: former department store N. ISRAEL
Spandauer Strasse/Rathausstrasse Berlin-Mitte
Time: 15:00 p.m. Every second Friday of the month from May 10th 2013 onwards.
End of the tour: memorial of the Kindertransport, Georgenstraße/Friedrichstraße, approximately 90 min.
T 030 60401021 Kindertransport-Organisation Germany

Monday, May 27th 2013, 19:30 – 21:00 p.m.

Female group of the parish of the Johanneskirche
Venue: Johanneskirche
Matterhornstrasse 37-39, 14129 Berlin

The international rescue campaign of the Kindertransports 1938-39-40
The fates of 12 500 Jewish children travelling on their own as refugees to England and to other European countries as well as into the USA


June 2013

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 18:00 – 19:30 p.m.
Venue: Kulturprojekte Berlin/ Clubraum Klosterstrasse 68, 10179 Berlin
Commemoration ceremony: seventieth anniversary of the death of Wilfrid Israel – Germany‘s secret Jewish ambassador and organisator of the Kindertransports 1938/39

Wilfrid Israel, since 1926 manager of the department store „N. Israel“, used all his possibilities as well as his international influence to convince the British government to rescue the Jewish population out of the national socialist Germany. So he laid the basis for the realisation of the Kindertransports 1938/39 to England.

Documentary: „Wilfried Israel - Der Retter aus Berlin“ (30min )

Projects with schools from Northern Germany about the rescue campaign of the Kindertransports 1938-39-40

Kindertransport symposium, June 23rd until June 25th 2013 in London
- 75 years Kindertransports to England -
AJR London Jubilee House
Merrion Avenue, Stanmore Middlesex HA7 4RL
London UK


August 2013

Friday, August 30th 2013 16:00 p.m.
Open–Air commemoration ceremony at the memorial of the Kindertransports, railroad station of Friedrichstrasse Berlin

74th anniversary of the last Kindertransport to England 1939 and the beginning of World War II.
Five years KINDERDENKMAL „Züge in das Leben –Züge in den Tod“
„trains to life - trains to death“. Berlin Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse
35th anniversary of the death of the Dutch organiser of the Kindertransports from 1938/39 Getruijde Weijsmüller Meijer. We expect representatives of politics, of the ambassies and of contemporary witnesses of the Kindertransports.


September 2013

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:00 - 18:00 p.m. (in preparation)
Commemoration service tot he 75th anniversay of the annexation („ANSCHLUSS”) Austria’s to Germany 1938“
Documentary „Into the arms of strangers – Kindertransport in eine fremde Welt“
Event by the cultural department of the Austrian Ambassy Berlin
Discussion with contemporary witnesses and trainees of the Landespolizeischule Berlin and of the Kindertransport-Organisation Germany.


September/Oktober 2013

Projects with schools from Hamburg with the topic of the Kindertransports 1938-39-40 in Hamburg and Anklam


Preview until August 31st, 2014

75 years End of the Kindertransports 1939
monthly events December 2013 - August 2014 -

In nine months, from November 30th 1938 until August 31st 1939 12.500 children were rescued with the help of the Kindertransports from Nazi terror.

In every single month of these nine months, from November 2013 until August 31st 2014, various national and international events will commemorate this unique rescue action. Schools and other youth clubs may join in the competition of the rescue campaign of the Kindertransports of 1938-39 in various forms. The call for proposals will follow.