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Sat, 01 Dec


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Kindertransport Commemorative Shabbat in honour of Kurt Treitel

The oldest living Kindertransport survivor, Kurt Treitel, who died aged 95, reached Britain from Berlin on March 24, 1939, just before his 17th birthday. He often recalled his huge joy and relief as he and his younger brother Guenter stepped onto British soil, and he retained a lifelong gratitude.

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Kindertransport Commemorative Shabbat in honour of Kurt Treitel
Kindertransport Commemorative Shabbat in honour of Kurt Treitel

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01 Dec 2018, 09:30 – 13:00

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About the Event

EIstree & Borehamwood Masorti are commemorating Kindertransport Shabbat in honour of Kurt Treitel on the 1st December at our synagogue in Borehamwood. Caroline his daughter has offered to sponsor a kiddush in his memory. We would ask that you all kindly join us for this commemorative shabbat and learn more about her father's interesting journey. More details can be found here:

We also hope to have a first hand account from a survivor who wishes to share his story with us.

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This is the 80th year since the arrival of the first Kindertransport train in the UK and on Saturday 1st December (Shabbat Vayeshev) we will be commemorating this extraordinary rescue effort which saved 10,000 children from Nazi Europe.

Join World Jewish Relief and communities across the country in remembering the Kindertransport and all those who sacrificed so much - the children, their parents and relatives and the British public, many of whom welcomed these children into their homes and families.

Each of the UK’s Jewish communal leaders will be writing a prayer to commemorate the 80th anniversary and we are hoping to get as many synagogues and communities to mark the occasion by reading out those prayers, dedicating a sermon to the subject, hosting a Kinder or other speaker to talk about the Kindertransport or holding any kind of communal activity. For more details on the event please email us at

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