Kindertransport by Diane Samuels, A Staged Reading

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Past Dates & Times

  • Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM

Location

Livermore Shakespeare Festival - 2222 Second Street

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Details

In partnership with East Bay Holocaust Education Center, Livermore Shakespeare Festival actors will bring to life the story of Kindertransport, In November 1938, after nights of violence against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government introduced a program called the Kindertransport (children’s transport), which gave Jewish children—and only children—safe passage to the UK. In it, the playwright examines what happens to families when they are separated. “I wanted explore the universal human experience of separation of child from parent, of refugee from the source of their culture or ‘motherland’.” We are honored to have a brief presentation before the performance by Linda Mason Waldroup, whose Mother was one of the 10,000 children transported to the UK through the Kindertransport program in 1939.