Kindertransport Academic Symposium 22-24 January 2019

Kindertransport Academic Symposium, 22- 24 January 2019

 in London

To mark the 80th Anniversary of the movements that brought around 10,000 unaccompanied, mostly Jewish, children to the UK, a new, critical assessment of the Kindertransport will take place at a three-day symposium, co-organised by Second Generation Network members Lesley Urbach and Anita Grosz, at the Institute of Advanced Education at University College, London.

This interdisciplinary symposium, The Kindertransport 80 Years On: Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research and Historiography, brings together scholars from across the UK, along with academics from the USA, Israel, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, France, and Croatia to present papers on all aspects of the Kindertransport’s history, historiography, literature, representation and legacy.

Keynote speakers include Ruth Barnett, former Kind and noted psychologist and educator, Diane Samuels, author of the acclaimed play Kindertransport, James Bulgin, Content Leader of the Holocaust Galleries, Imperial War Museum and Dean Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History, UCL. There will be 11 panels of speakers, eight  dealing specifically with critical approaches to the Kindertransport in Britain, the others covering other child refugee movements of the 1930s and ’40s, transgenerational trauma in child migration. and the Kindertransport and contemporary refugee crises.

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