11 April 2009

Tampa: Kindertransport program, April 19

Florida residents in the Tampa area can hear Lisl Schick - a Kindertransport child - speak at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay, at 1.30pm, Sunday, April 19, at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.

In the months between the Kristallnacht Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, and the start of World War II, nearly 10,000 children were sent without their parents, to Great Britain from Nazi Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Schick was 10 when she experienced Kristallnacht in Vienna, Austria. Soon after, her parents arranged passage for her and her brother to England.

Following the program, there will be an optional docent-led tour of the Museum. The current exhibit is "The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers," whose story is told in the movie, "Defiance."

Schick's talk is free. The optional tour is free for JGS Tampa and/or Museum members; others, $9.

See the JGSTB website for reservations, directions and more details.

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