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  • Citing Kindertransport, British Jewish clergy urge UK to take in more refugees

    2 weeks ago

    More than 100 British Jewish clergy signed a letter urging the United Kingdom to take in more Syrian refugees.

    In a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the rabbis and cantors referenced the 10,000 Jewish children that the United Kingdom rescued from the Nazis between...

  • Kindertransport film picked for permanent preservation

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 21, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Oscar-winner “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress by the National Film Registry.
    The film, released in 2000, documents the rescue of some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from...
  • At 105, ‘British Schindler’ celebrated in Prague

    October 28, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    A 105-year-old man known as the “British Oskar Schindler” — having saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis — received the Czech Republic’s highest honor Tuesday.

    Sir Nicholas Winton was flown on a Czech military plane to Prague, where Czech President Miloš Zeman awarded...

  • Who is a Holocaust survivor — and does it matter?

    August 21, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    When she was arrested earlier this week during a peaceful St. Louis demonstration against police actions in Ferguson, Mo., Hedy Epstein grabbed national attention.

    That was partly because, as a 90-year-old white woman, Epstein was not the typical advocate for a young unarmed...

  • Idele Stapholtz

    By Jane Ulman

    March 26, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    The dining room of the Jewish orphanage in Dinslaken, Germany, suddenly went dark. Idele Stapholtz — then Ida Steuer — heard shouting and breaking glass as strange men began hurling tables and chairs through the windows lining the back wall. She and her friend Katie Kohn, both 12...

  • Letters to the editor: Missionaries, Kindertransport and more

    November 26, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Addressing the Bigger Wrong

    Rob Eshman is right to question George W. Bush’s decision to address the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (“Why Bush Was Wrong,” Nov. 15), but I feel there is another issue that he should have addressed in this context: the Jewish position toward...

  • Survivors to mark 75th anniversary of Kindertransport

    By Tom Tugend

    November 20, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    On the evening of Dec. 2, a small group of elderly men and women, some with their children and grandchildren, will gather at a Burbank mall to mark the 75th anniversary of a heartbreaking, yet uplifting, episode of the Nazi era, known as the Kindertransport (in English, Children’s...

  • Secret suffering of ‘Kindertransport’ survivors

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 12, 2013 | 4:42 pm

    Around the time that British playwright Diane Samuels was pregnant with her second child in the early 1990s, she was intrigued by a television documentary on the Kindertransport, the evacuation of 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to foster homes...

  • The Power of Music

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival" by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (Warner Books $23.95).

    Vienna, 1938. In the city of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Strauss, 14-year-old musical prodigy Lisa Jura looks forward to a...

  • Through a Child’s Eyes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    All the time Deborah Oppenheimer was growing up, her grandparents remained silent, one-dimensional portraits in a silver frame in the living room. "They were always there but never referred to," says Oppenheimer, who is in her 40's and the executive producer of "Norm" and "The Drew...