Ten-part podcast documentary series on the Kindertransport completed
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Ten-part podcast documentary series on the Kindertransport completed

Lord Pickles, the UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues said the 'Kindertransport: Remembering and Rethinking' series was 'the first of its kind'

Jewish Children Refugees Arriving From Germany In London On February 1939
Jewish Children Refugees Arriving From Germany In London On February 1939

An emotional and rousing finale to a recently completed ten-part podcast series about the Kindertransport has led to information about the famous wartime rescue mission reaching new ears.

The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) said its ‘Kindertransport: Remembering and Rethinking’ looks at the legacy and contemporary relevance of the trains that carried Jewish children in Nazi-occupied lands to safety.

It follows reports in last week’s Hollywood press that Sir Anthony Hopkins is set to bring the story to a mass global audience when he stars in a forthcoming biopic of Sir Nicholas Winton, the British banker who saved hundreds of children by organising the transports to Liverpool Street Station in the months before war broke out.

AJR’s documentary podcast series uses its ‘Refugee Voices’ testimony archive, consisting of the recorded life stories of more than 250 Holocaust survivors and refugees, their first-person accounts weaved together for the podcast.

Lord Pickles, the UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust issues and Co-chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, said the series was “the first of its kind, using first-person accounts to tell the story from multiple different angles and raise challenging moral questions”.

Sir Erich Reich, who arrived in Britain in 1939 at the age of four on a Kindertransport, said: “I wholeheartedly recommend this first-class series. It is a lesson to us all regarding today’s unaccompanied children refugees.”

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