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Kindertransport Association National Office
36 Dean Street,
Hicksville, NY 11801-5852

Pennsylvania Chapter
Eva Abrahams-Podietz
Anne Fox


Kindertransport Association


In the months between the Kristallnacht Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, and the start of World War II, nearly 10,000 children under 17 years old were sent, without their parents, out of Nazi Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britian. These children were saved by the Kindertransport rescue movement.

The Kindertransport Association (KTA) is a national not-for-profit organization that unites these child Holocaust refugees and their descendants. The KTA shares their stories, honors those who made the Kindertransport possible, and supports charitable work that aids children in need.

The KTA publishes a quarterly journal, Kinderlink, and the Speaker’s Bureau provides materials and speakers for public forums. The KTA sponsors regional informal and social gatherings and holds national conventions, usually every second year, which feature prominent speakers and workshops on a variety of themes – historical, psychological, generational – suggested by the membership. The KTA also raises funds to help children in danger and need, as they once were.

The KTA provides an opportunity for its members to finally express and share feelings often long suppressed; to form new friendships; to enhance understanding between Kinder and their families; and to give meaning to a common historical experience – shaped by the comradeship of their own dramatic escape and by the inescapable sense of loss and trauma they share with all Jews of the Holocaust generation.