A Home Lost - a New Life Found? Kindertransport: Experience and Fiction

A Home Lost - a New Life Found? Kindertransport: Experience and Fiction
24 November 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
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Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The Kindertransport enabled nearly 10,000 child refugees to flee from Nazi-occupied territories to the UK in 1938-39. It is remembered as a life-shaping experience of the loss of a homeland, of parents, family and friends  ̶  and of the finding of refuge and eventually a new life in the UK.

This event brings together Kindertransportee Ruth Barnett and Ursula Krechel, the German author whose novel Landgericht is based on documents detailing Barnett’s family story (it won the German Book Prize in 2012). The evening includes the showing of extracts of the TV adaptation of the novel (in German, with English subtitles). Short introductory talks provide background on the history and memory of the Kindertransport (Dr Andrea Hammel) and on the treatment of the Kindertransport in fiction (Stephanie Homer). The event concludes with an opportunity to discuss issues of loss and belonging in fiction, film, history and life with Ursula Krechel and Ruth Barnett.

Generously supported by the Coffin Trust Fund

All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please book in advance


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738