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Visiting Program 2019
In June a group of former citizens of Frankfurt and their descendants were invited to the city of Frankfurt, the former home of their parents or grandparents. The invitation of the city gave them the opportunity to see the sites of the grandparents`childhood and youth, visit their houses, the area they lived in, the graves of relatives and former schools. Reports and Pictures
Frank Felsenstein writes in The Times of Israel about his visit to Frankfurt.
Booklaunch: Rettet wenigstens die Kinder
The project has collected several biographies of former visitors who were saved by the Kindertransport. 20 of these biographies have now been published in a book: More information and reviews here
On the History of the Project
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Rettet wenigstens die Kinder
The project has collected several biographies of former visitors who were saved by the Kindertransport. We are very happy, that 20 of these biographies have now been published in a book: “Rettet wenigstens die Kinder” (Rescue at least the children).
The booklaunch took place on November 20th 2018 in the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Frankfurt. The interest was overwhelming and nearly 400 people came to the event.
The presentation and reading was organized by the German Exilarchiv in cooperation with the association Projekt Jüdisches Leben in Frankfurt e.V.. The anthology recalls an extraordinary rescue operation: around 20,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia were brought to Britain and other countries after the November pogrom in 1938, thus saving them from the Holocaust.
In the selection of biographies, a variety of fates were taken into account, as well as charitable organizations such as the Lodge B’nai B’rith and the Quakers, and the life stories of three helpers.
Press Reviews: see below
The program consisted of readings by authors of the book and a discussion panel with the family of Elisabeth Reinhuber who with her brother was sent with the Kindertransport to England. She returned to Germany in the fifties. The musical performance of her son (piano) and grandson (baritone) was especially moving.
The conversation impressively showed how the life stories of the children transport children influenced and influenced the following generations.
Rettet wenigstens die Kinder
Kindertransporte aus Frankfurt am Main – Lebenswege von geretteten Kindern
Edited by Angelika Rieber and Till Lieberz-Gross
304 pages, Hardcover, with numerous illustrations
2018, 25,– €
This book project was made possible with the kind support of the B’nai B’rith Frankfurt Schönstädt-Loge e.V., the Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, the Hessian State Office for Political Education, the NASPA Foundation, the Citoyen Foundation and other sponsors.
Order: Fachhochschulverlag Kleiststr. 10, Gebäude 1, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Tel.: (0 69) 15 33-‐28 20, E-‐Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org oder über den Buchhandel
- AJR Journal, March 2019 hier
- Report on the Booklaunch here
- Report on the Booklaunch by Ines Gries in the Hessian Radiostation hr2 on Nov. 24th and 26th 2018 here
- Report on the Booklaunch in Buchmarkt Nov. 23th 2018 Link
- Report on the Booklaunch in the Evangelische Sonntagszeitung Dec. 16th 2018 here
- Journal Frankfurt Nov. 19th 2018 Link
- Hessische Lehrerzeitung 12/2018 here
- Schwalbacher Nachrichten Dec. 7th 2018 here
- Schwalbacher Zeitung Dec 12th 2018 here
- Taunuszeitung Bad Homburg Dec. 13th 2018 here
- Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung Jan. 25th 2019 here
- Library Wetzlar here
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Jan. 26th 2019 here
- Dill Post Feb. 7th 2019 here
- Frankfurter Rundschau Feb. 15th 2019 Link
- Gießener Zeitung Feb. 28.th 2019 here
- Taunuszeitung Neu Anspach Sep. 16th 2019 here