Ruth Barnett will be giving the keynote speech at this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day event at QUAD on 28th January 7:30pm.
This will possibly be the last chance to hear, first-hand, from someone who had to flee from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, arriving in the UK in February 1939.
“Ruth Barnett, 83, was born in 1935, in a Germany that was already descending into Nazi tyranny. Her Jewish father was a judge who had been deprived of his post and frogmarched out of his court by the SS in 1933; her non-Jewish mother ran a cinema-advertising business in Berlin. “We had a brilliant future in front of us until the Nazis came to power,” she says.”
Extract from full Guardian article “The Kindertransport children 80 years on: ‘When I was 14, my mother appeared out of nowhere’
The full event at QUAD is FREE but tickets are required to enter. These can be obtained by phone on 01332 290 606, or can be booked on-line via QUAD website HERE
The programme also includes:
Voices – personal stories of current day Anti-semitism and Islamaphobia
Crich Junior School – work with refugees
Phil Tomlinson – Jewish Klezmer music
Spoken word / song from Gypsy Liaison Group – Tom Macready
Poem on this year’s theme
Interview with Ahmed – on being an asylum seeker, “stateless”, and his time in detention
Armenian Genocide/Holodomor recognition by Derby City Council
Bosnian Group – music, dance and spoken word