Holocaust Resource Center Presents: Kindertransport
David L. Simon Center for Education and Tikkun Olam at Midbar Kodesh Temple
March 14, 15 and March 18, 19
For Reservations Contact Susan Dubin at 702-433-0005 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kindertransport Exhibit will be displayed in the David L. Simon Center for Education and Tikkun Olam at Midbar Kodesh Temple on March 14, 15, 18 and 19 for viewing by members of Midbar Kodesh Temple. For more information on this exhibit or to bring a group through the HRC contact Susan Dubin by phone at 702-433-0005 or by email at email@example.com.
Some 10,000 children,between the ages of 2 and 17 traveled alone from Germany, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Free City of Danzig to Great Britain on the Kindertransport from December 1938 until the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. German for "children's transport", the Kindertransport was an organized rescue effort that took place during those nine months when the United Kingdom took in thousands of predominantly Jewish children placing them in British foster homes, hostels, schools and farms. Often the children were the only members of their families who survived the Holocaust. Most importantly, the program was supported, publicized and encouraged by the British Government, which waived some immigration requirements. The permanent exhibit on display at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is being brought to Midbar Kodesh Temple in March and to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas by Jewish Nevada and the Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center on March 17 as a commemoration of the 80th anniversary of this heroic effort.
On March 17 special guest Michele Gold, author of "Memories That Won't Go Away," will tell the stories of these thousands of children who left their childhood at the train station. Their experiences as strangers in a strange land were often complicated and painful, but in her book, Gold illustrates how the rescued children - and their many thousands of descendants - remain eternally grateful to the nation that saved them. The author shares the stories of 10 extraordinary children, her mother among them, as examples of the lives that the 10,000 surviving children led after being rescued by the Kindertransport.
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the oldest survivor-founded Holocaust museum in the nation, houses the West coast’s largest collection of Holocaust-era artifacts. Founded by local Holocaust survivors in 1961, the Museum moved to its award-winning architectural building in Pan Pacific Park near The Grove in 2010. Today the Museum carries on the mission of the founding survivors to commemorate those who perished, educate future generations about the Holocaust, and inspire a more respectful, dignified and humane world. (http://lamoth.org/)
The Sperling Kronberg Mack Holocaust Resource Center, located at Midbar Kodesh Temple, was established in 1980 by an endowment from the Lloyd and Edythe Katz Family in memory of Edythe’s parents Gertrude and Hyman Sperling. Because of generous donations from Lillian and Henry Kronberg and Judy and Ron Mack, the collection was enlarged and a media center was added. The Holocaust Resource Center is open to the public, regardless of religious affiliation. Community organizations and groups of Clark County School District students and CCSD teachers visit the HRC for tours and instruction during the year. The community is welcome to browse the library and borrow books and materials. (https://www.facebook.com/lasvegashrc/)