The Kindertransports in national and transnational perspectives

Pre-Show Talk

Tuesday 16 October at 6.15pm

Ustinov Room - Tickets: FREE (reserve in advance)


The Kindertransports were a series of transnational rescue operations which saved the lives of thousands of Jewish refugee children who had fled from Nazi persecution. Between 1938 and 1940, Britain alone rescued 10,000 of these children.

After the Second World War memory of the Kindertransports faded from public discourse, but over time, it has gradually moved to the centre of Britain’s memory of Nazism and the Holocaust.

Amy Williams, a Kindertransports scholar from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), and Prof Bill Niven, an expert on memory of the Holocaust, will discuss the reasons for this, but also why they think Britain’s national narrative needs to more transnational, complex and comprehensive.

There will be a Q&A at the end.

This is a pre-show talk which will take place in the Ustinov Room at 6.15pm – 7pm. Tickets are free but please reserve in advance.

The evening performance of Kindertransport is at 7.30pm and normal ticket pricing applies. BOOK HERE

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The Kindertransports in national and transnational perspectives - Tue 16 Oct 6:15pm Tue 16 Oct Ustinov Room 6:15pm Free (reserve in advance)

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