The KinderTransport Journey Exhibit & Play

Date: November 1, 2013
Time: 1:00 a.m.
Location: Mary Idema Pew Library
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Written by Diane Samuels
Directed by Karen Libman
November 15 - 23, 2013

After the violence of Kristallnacht ("Night of the Broken Glass") against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain, via ship and train, to rescue them from the injustice and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis. Over the course of nine months between 1938-9, 10,000 Jewish kinder were brought to safety—separating them from their parents and sparing them the horrors of the death camps, where many of their family members were exterminated. The play, written by Diane Samuels, examines the life of one child over a 40-year period, and is based on interviews with many kinder who spent the war years with foster families in Britain.

Friday, November 15 @ 7:30
Saturday, November 16 @ 7:30
Sunday, November 17 @ 2:00

*Middle and High School matinee, Nov. 21 @ 10am*

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30
Friday, November 22 @ 7:30
Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00

Tickets are $12.00 for Adults, $10 for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Seniors, and $6 for all students and groups of 10 or more.

*Middle and high school matinee tickets may be reserved for $2.50 by calling 616-331-2300. All reservations must be completed and paid for by Nov. 15.

Click here for an order form.

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

The Kindertransport Journey exhibit 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.

Kindertransport survivor, John Rosen, will give a public discussion open and free to the public on November 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 616-331-2300 or through Group orders are accepted now as well.


Eva:  Marllory Caillaud-Jones

Evelyn:  Alyssa Simmert

Helga:  Alaina Wilson/Hannah Beck

Faith:  Amanda Furstenburg/Sammie Chaness

Lil:  Kimi Griggs

The Ratcatcher:  Cody Robison

Postman/Nazi Officer/Station Attendant:  Andrew Steward