A Home Lost - a New Life Found? Kindertransport: Experience and Fiction

A Home Lost - a New Life Found? Kindertransport: Experience and Fiction
24 November 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
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Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


The Kindertransport enabled nearly 10,000 child refugees to flee from Nazi-occupied territories to the UK in 1938-39. It is remembered as a life-shaping experience of the loss of a homeland, of parents, family and friends  ̶  and of the finding of refuge and eventually a new life in the UK.

This event brings together Kindertransportee Ruth Barnett and Ursula Krechel, the German author whose novel Landgericht is based on documents detailing Barnett’s family story (it won the German Book Prize in 2012). The evening includes the showing of extracts of the TV adaptation of the novel (in German, with English subtitles). Short introductory talks provide background on the history and memory of the Kindertransport (Dr Andrea Hammel) and on the treatment of the Kindertransport in fiction (Stephanie Homer). The event concludes with an opportunity to discuss issues of loss and belonging in fiction, film, history and life with Ursula Krechel and Ruth Barnett.

Generously supported by the Coffin Trust Fund.

The event is part of the 2017 Being Human festival: 'Lost and Found'

All are welcome to attend this free event

As 'Being Human' festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to the events. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738