College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Date: October 28, 2013

In November GVSU will recognize the 75 years that have passed since the actual Kindertransport took place. Over the winter of 1938, thousands of German/Jewish children were spirited out of Nazi Germany to escape the horrors of the concentration camps. These children, the Kinder, were separated from their families never to see them again and to live with foster families in Great Britain.

Theatre at Grand Valley will present the stage production of THE KINDERTRANSPORT, opening November 15 and running until November 23, will tell the tale of one girl, Eva that escaped the Nazi death camps. Take advantage of this limited offer to receive$2 off adult, faculty, staff, senior, and student tickets by mentioning this email either by calling 616-331-2300, by responding to this email, or by stopping by the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

To read and see more information about the show and ancillary events, please follow this link to our website:

Additional events will take place to commemorate the 75th year:

A special Middle and high school matinee performance of KINDERTRANSPORT, November 21.

KINDERTRANSPORT Talk Backs: Immediately after the November 17thmatinee and November 21 evening performance. Please join the cast and special guests for a free informal post-performance discussion.

The Kindertransport Journeyexhibit will be available free and open to the public November 1-24 in the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus on loan for the Holocaust Memorial and it is sponsored by Grand Valley’s Jewish Student Organization, Hillel, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.

Kindertransport survivor John H. Rosen, 82, will give a public talk November 5 at 4 p.m. about his experiences as an 8-year-old child during the Kindertransport and after. Sponsored by Grand Valley’s Meijer Honors College, the event is free and open to the public in the Multipurpose Room, on the Atrium level of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

This $2 off each ticket expires on November 8 at 5pm!

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