Rita Berwald, circa 1930 Greta Meier & family, Bocholt, Germany Charles Susskind & his aunt, circa 1929 Frank Meisler sculpture, Liverpool Station

Sunday, August 26

3:00 pm

Exhibit Opening

Childhood Left at the Station:

A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport


Join us for the opening of a newly curated exhibit highlighting 10 of the 10,000 children (kinder) who traveled alone from Nazi-occupied territories on Kindertransports between December 1938 and September 1939. Most of the rescued children never saw their families again.

Included in the exhibit are psychologist, author and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer; Los Angeles resident Dave Lux, who was rescued by Sir Nicholas Winton; Lisa Jura, concert pianist and mother of Mona Golabek; and Sylva Oppenheimer, mother of filmmaker Deborah Oppenheimer. The exhibit's artifacts and vivid personal narratives weave together a story of tragedy, heartbreak, resilience, bravery and kindness. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

This event is co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Howells, British Consul General in Los Angeles
  • Michele Gold, author of Memories That Won't Go Away: A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport and daughter of Kindertransport survivor Rita Berwald
  • Deborah Oppenheimer, producer of Into the Arms of Strangers and daughter of Kindertransport survivor Sylva Oppenheimer
  • Amanda Susskind, Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Anti-Defamation League, and daughter of Kindertransport survivor Charles Susskind
  • Ron Meier, Executive Director, American Society for Yad Vashem, and son of Kindertransport survivor Greta Meier

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required: