More than 1, 000 students from Catholic and public middle and high schools filled the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) Dolan Performance Hall on May 1 and 2, 2012, to learn about the Kindertransport that rescued thousands of children during the Holocaust. This special program was sponsored by the CSE Holocaust Education Resource Center and entitled, “Choosing to Act: Role of the Kindertransports.” The program was co-sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
The audience listened to Kurt Goldberger, the president of the Kindertransport Association (KTA), and his wife, Margaret, head of the Speakers Bureau of the KTA, tell their stories of their rescues by the Kindertransport.
Program Features Films, Testimony, and Q & A
Before the Goldbergers spoke, the audience watched the 2012 video, Why We Remember the Holocaust. The film is based on the 2012 National Days of Remembrance theme “Choosing to Act.” Students and teachers also saw the international, Emmy Award winning film Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good. The film is based on the story of Nicholas Winton who personally saved the lives of 669 children during the Holocaust. The film focuses on how one person can make a difference. The program concluded with a Q & A session.
Robert Weiner, a reporter at the New Jersey Jewish News, attended the program. To read the article he wrote, click http://njjewishnews.com/article/9338/kindertransport-survivors-share-stories-with-students.