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Virtual Book Talk: Get The Children Out: Unsung Heroes of the Kindertransport

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of the Library’s Excavation-Confrontation-Repair? Family Histories of the Holocaust events series

If Sir Nicholas Winton saved six percent of the Kindertransport children, who was responsible for the other 94%? Renowned Holocaust educator Mike Levy will draw on his newly published book Get The Children Out: Unsung Heroes of the Kindertransport to tell the untold stories of the quiet heroes who helped organise the famous mass rescue of children at the start of the Second World War.

He will also describe how the enormous task of caring for the Kinder was carried out – and by whom. Brave men and women transformed the lives of the children, among them the Dutch aunt, the grocer, the Quaker, and the Rabbi.

Published by Lemon Soul, £1 from every book sale will be donated to our charity partner Safe Passage. 

About the speaker:

Mike Levy is a researcher for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Association for Jewish Refugees, an educator with the Holocaust Education Trust and Chair of The Harwich Kindertransport Memorial and Learning Trust.

Event guidelines:

1. The Library will send you a Zoom link and joining instructions via email prior to the event. Please check your junk email folders.

2. Please try and join 5 minutes before the event start time and we will let you into the room (do try and bear with us if this takes a few minutes).

3. If you would like to ask a question during the event, please type your question into the chat function, and we will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A. Your webcam will not be seen during this event.

4. The event will be recorded for the Library’s YouTube channel and will be shared at a later date.

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