There are just a few tickets left for the next talk in the Kitchener camp series –

Jewish refugees in Britain: Internment of ‘enemy aliens’ during the Second World War

Coffee, tea, nibbles, and chat on Thursday, 11 April 2019 – from 6pm for a 6.30 start

All welcome – looking forward to seeing you!

Tickets here:

Isle of Man, Internment, 1940 @IWM


Tuesday 2nd April – Talk: Dr Helen Fry – Remembering the German Jewish Refugees’ War Effort 

You may recall that not long ago, Dr Helen Fry came to talk to us about the involvement of around 900 Kitchener men in the Pioneer Corps.

If you would like to know more – or if you were unable to join us on that occasion – another opportunity to hear Helen is fast approaching.

The Second Generation Network, together with the Wiener Library, have invited historian Dr Helen Fry to speak about her research into the 10,000 German Jewish refugees who fought for Britain in the armed services or the secret service during World War II, and the establishment of a museum at Trent Park, home of the secret listeners.

There will be a discussion about the feasibility of fundraising for a memorial in recognition of their contributions to the war effort.

Photograph courtesy of Helen Fry

Attendees are encouraged to share their accounts (and memorabilia) or those of their relatives who were in the armed services, the secret service or otherwise helped the war effort.

Please go to the Wiener Library website to apply for the free places:

The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP


The Jewish Museum, London

8 November 2018 – 24 March 2019

“What is my key message to future generations? Tolerance.”

– Elsa Shamash, Kindertransport refugee

To mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, discover the stories of six of the Kinder (child refugees) in their own words.