As part of our recent sold out run of Kindertransport, we were delighted to host a  memorable and moving post-show discussion on the history of the Kindertransport programme, and its resonances with today’s global migration situation. We were joined by three Kinder children Ursula Ader, Eve Willman and Tommy Gutwin (now in their 80s), together with representatives from organisations World Jewish Relief, the Wiener Library and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

This was a very powerful event, with all present impressed and amazed to hear the stories of the survivors who had arrived nearly 80 years ago in this country alone and at such a young age, but also to hear how connected they each felt to the plight of children today affected by war and conflict. Ursula said that she only wished she was younger so that she could take in a Syrian child herself.

David Burrowes (MP for Enfield, Southgate) was also participating in the evening, and spoke about his recent involvement in the situation of refugees in Calais, and urging the British government to do more to support child migrants.