The Kindertransport in History and Memory

58 Edgbaston Park Road, B15 2RT., Nettlefold Room, Nicolson Building
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Wednesday 4th December 2013 (14:00-18:00)
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Registering for this event:  Attendance is free, but registration is essential. 

This half-day workshop aims to explore the theoretical and practical questions raised by academic study and representation(s) of the Kindertransport, via a dialogue between academics and practitioners with a survivor.

Speakers include:

  • Mrs Lia Lesser (survivor)
  • Dr Marissia Fragkou (Drama, Canterbury Christchurch University)
  • Dr Andrea Hammel (German Studies, University of Aberystwyth) 
  • James Griffiths, Director of Learning (The Holocaust Centre, Beth Shalom, Nottinghamshire).  


14:00  Welcome and Introduction

14:15  Memories of the Kindertransport: Mrs Lia Lesser will talk about her experiences as a child coming to Britain from Prague on one of the transports organized by Nicholas Winton

15:00  Refreshments

15:15  Current research:

  • Andrea Hammel - 'Controversies in recent research on the Kindertransport';
  • Marissia Fragkou - 'Precarious children and youth on the British stage'.

16:45  Refreshments

17:00  An educational and museological perspective:

James Griffiths will reflect on the 'The Journey' (a multimedia exhibition based on the experience of the Kindertransport, and unique in being directed at infant-school children) and the educational programmes surrounding it.

17:45  Concluding reflections

18:00  CLOSE