The Kindertransport 80 Years On: Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research and Historiography

Jennifer Craig-Norton Discussion




The Kindertransport 80 Years On

Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research and Historiography


When:        22 – 24 January 2019


Where:       Institute of Advanced Studies (UCL), London


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This three-day symposium, 22-24 January 2019, will bring together scholars from across the UK, along with academics from the USA, Canada, Israel, Australia, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and France to present papers on all aspects of the Kindertransport’s history, historiography, literature, representation and legacy.


There will be eleven panels of speakers covering critical approaches to the Kindertransport in Britain, other child refugee movements of the 1930s and 40s, transgenerational trauma in child migration, and the Kindertransport and the contemporary refugee crisis.


Keynote speakers will include Ruth Barnett, 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.


The organising committee is composed of Dr Andrea Hammel, Aberystwyth University, Anita Grosz, The Kindertransport Association, Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton, author of The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory (Indiana University Press, 2019), Lesley Urbach, Second Generation Network and Professor Michael Berkowitz, UCL.