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Safe Haven – the Leslie Brent story: Travelling Exhibition and Talk

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Leslie Brent

Child refugees at Dovercourt Holiday Camp

In September 2022 a statue was unveiled at Harwich quayside of 5 figures of refugee children to represent the journey to England and the first taste of freedom of nearly 10,000 Kindertransportees from Europe rescued from Nazi tyranny.

The Harwich Kindertransport Memorial and Learning Trust (HKMLT) raised the funding  and commissioned this statue to realise the aim of celebrating the role of Harwich and also nearby Dovercourt in the new and free lives of so many Jewish child refugees.

The mobile exhibition Safe Haven – the Leslie Brent story gives some context to the new memorial by describing Leslie’s journey from Berlin to England, his brief stay in the Dovercourt holiday camp, and his life from childhood in a new and strange place to his adult career as a distinguished immunologist.

This exhibition will be on show on Thursday 20th June at the Wiener Library from 10.00am – 5pm followed by a talk by Mike Levy, Holocaust educator and author, based on his extensive research about the importance of Dovercourt in acting as the first safe haven for many kindertransportees.

The exhibition will be open to the public all day, with no need to register, but attendees for the evening talk can sign up to attend below.


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