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The Kindertransports, 80 Years Later: Panel Discussions

April 11, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Kindertransports, 80 Years Later: Panel Discussions

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center
General Public 

The New School's College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and The Kindertransport Association present three days of performance, thought, and discussion in remembrance of the Kindertansports. 

In the months between the Kristallnacht Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938 and the start of World War II, nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children were sent, without their parents, from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to safety in Great Britain. These children were saved by the Kindertransport rescue movement. 

3:00-5:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Art in conversation with history: Creative responses to The Kindertransport

  • Miriam Steele, Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, Center for Attachment Research (The New School for Social Research)
  • Jennifer Holmes, Associate Dean (The New School’s College of Performing Arts)
  • Carl Davis, Composer
  • Melissa Hacker, Filmmaker, and President of the Kindertransport Association
  • Ilse Melamid -‘Kind’ (Kindertransport 1939) & Board of Governors member New School for Social Research

5:00 PM
Reception 

6:00-8:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Dividing Lines: On the history of child separation, psychological impact, memory, identity, and trauma

  • Introduction by Will Millberg, Dean of The New School for Social Research
  • Miriam Steele, Professor of Psychology; Co-Director, Center for Attachment Research (The New School for Social Research)
  • Adam Brown, Associate Professor of Psychology (The New School for Social Research)
  • Andrew Painter, Fellow from Practice, The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School.
  • Ilse Melamid -‘Kind’ (Kindertransport 1939) & Board of Governors member New School for Social Research

Presented by the College of Performing Arts, the New School for Social Research, the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and The Kindertransport Association

This event is part of The New School's Centennial celebration. Learn more at newschool.edu/100 • #100YearsNew



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