Kindertransport! Perhaps one of the one the most optimistic words associated with the World War II. German word for ‘Children’s transport’, Kindertransport was an organized rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II. Through this celebrated operation, a sublime expression of humanity, nearly 10,000 children, predominantly Jewish, were rescued from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland and were safely havened in United Kingdom. The rescued children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, schools and farms. They were children who survived the notorious Holocaust under Hiter’s Nazi Germany.
The Holocaust Memorial Centre in Farmingtom Hills is hosting a gathering of Kindertransport survivors in this October. The survivors and their descendants will gather for this meet which takes place from October 9 to 11. The conference attendees will have opportunity to meet Kindertransport survivors and listen to their recounting of the troubled times. Tours to the museum and archives, which include a permanent exhibit of three Kindertransport Memory quilts and important Kindertransport artifacts are also arranged for the attendees.