Public Programs And Events

The Kindertransports, 80 Years Later

April 10, 2019, 8:00 PM

The Kindertransports, 80 Years Later

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center
General Public 

Three days of performance, discussion, and reflection in remembrance of the Kindertransports

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. 

 

Wednesday, April 10

 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnhold Hall, 4th floor  
55 West 13th Street
 

My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports

Film Screening followed by a conversation with the director, Melissa Hacker, moderated by Deirdre Boyle, associate professor, School of Media Studies, The New School

 

7:30–9:15 p.m.

John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue

Carl Davis's Last Train to Tomorrow (Preview Performance)

The Mannes Orchestra
   Carl Davis, Guest Conductor
The Mannes Prep Senior Chorus
   Matthew Brady, Conductor
Students from the School of Drama
   Staging by Jennifer Holmes
 

Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

The Mannes Orchestra
   Guillaume Pirard, Conductor
 

 

Thursday, April 11

Starr Foundation Hall
63 Fifth Avenue

The Kindertransports, 80 Years Later: Panel Discussions

 

3:00–5:00 p.m.

Art in Conversation with History: Creative Responses to the Kindertransport

Discussion with Miriam Steele, professor of psychology and 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, the Kindertransport Association; and Ilse Melamid (rescued by the Kindertransports in 1939), member, Board of Governors, The New School for Social Research

 

5:00 p.m. - Reception

 

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Dividing Lines: On the History of Child Separation, Psychological Impact, Memory, Identity, and Trauma

Discussion with Miriam Steele, professor of psychology and 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, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility; and Ilse Melamid (rescued by the Kindertransports in 1939), member, Board of Governors, The New School for Social Research

 

 

Friday, April 12

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway

7:30–9:15 p.m.

Carl Davis's Last Train to Tomorrow (U.S. premiere)

The Mannes Orchestra
   Carl Davis, Guest Conductor
The Mannes Prep Senior Chorus
   Matthew Brady, Conductor
Students from the School of Drama
   Staging by Jennifer Holmes
 

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

The Mannes Orchestra
   David Hayes, Conductor
 

Presented by the College of Performing ArtsThe 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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