Remembering Judith Kerr
May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the centenary of Judith Kerr, best-selling illustrator and author of books including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, and refugee from Nazi Germany. Author and academic Dr Deborah Vietor-Engländer will discuss Judith’s life from her time in Berlin and escaping Germany with her family in 1933 to coming to London early in 1936 as a refugee.
About the speaker: Dr Deborah Engländer is the author of a 700 page biography of Judith´s father Alfred Kerr and also edited three volumes of his works. She was first given When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by her sister who was a Winton child to try and explain her own childhood. Deborah’s fascination with Alfred Kerr and the similarity with her own family history has inspired her work. She knew Judith Kerr well for many years and is President of the Alfred Kerr Foundation created by Judith and Sir Michael Kerr.
Book for sale: Judith Kerr’s Creatures (Harper Collins)
This event is part of Migration: a public history festival, a series of lectures, exhibitions, workshops and walks around London, supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre.
From 31st May a new mini-exhibition will be on display in the Wolfson Reading Room, The Kerr Family in Flight. It includes fascinating objects and documents detailing the journey of Judith, her brother and their parents as they fled Nazi persecution.Book now
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