Event

Lessons from the Kindertransport: providing havens from genocide and atrocities

  • Thu 31 Jan 19

    19:00 - 20:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Human Rights Seminar Room (TBC)

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Holly Ward

Professor Rainer Schulze will be giving an opening statement about the important role Britain played, through the Kindertransport, in the rescue of Jews from Nazi Germany after the Reich's Pogrom Night (9 Nov 1938), contrasting it with the UK government dragging its feet in the Syrian refugee crisis. He will also be commenting on what lessons we should bring from the past to inform us of how to deal with the present. This will be followed with an open discussion touching questions of borders and migration, such as whether Britain has an obligation towards people who are escaping crises, the degree to which Britain’s borders should be opened, the difficulty of integration, the role of cultural differences in militating, and whether the situations described above of the Kindertransport and the Refugee Crisis are at all comparable.

Venue: Human Rights Seminar Room (TBC)

Date: Thursday 31 January, 6-8pm.

Part of Holocaust Memorial Week 2019.

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