How One Synagogue Saved Children’s Lives
26 January 2020, 6pm
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger and Rabbi Neil Janes, on behalf of West London Synagogue and the Lyons Learning Project, invite you to hear the incredible story of how West London Synagogue saved the lives of more than one hundred children in the Holocaust.
Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton will present research of never before studied archives of West London Synagogue that offer a unique insight into the work of the ‘Hospitality Committee’ which sponsored individual children and supported their settlement in the UK. Hear how the documents can give us first-hand insight into the complex experiences and work of those involved – the refugees and the committee who helped children pre-war, the Thirty-Three Club with Adult refugees and post-war survivors.
Please do join us for this moving talk, exhibition and service. We would particularly encourage you to share this event with anyone whose family was involved in this untold story – either a survivor, a descendant of a survivor, a member or descendant of the hospitality committee.
An exhibition of images from the West London Synagogue Archive, generously provided by the University of Southampton, will be on display to accompany Dr Craig-Norton’s initial presentation of her findings. The talk will be followed by a short memorial service and refreshments.
Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton is a world renowned scholar of the Kindertransport and refugee experiences and her book, “The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory” will be available for purchase.
RSVP for security and catering purposes by 16 January 2020 to Adi Ben-Naim on 020 7535 0291
- Sunday 26 January 2020, 6pm
- 33 Seymour Place