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Ursula Michel: A Kindertransport Story

Speaker Judith Rhodes will tell the story of her mother Ursula Michel’s escape from persecution in Nazi Germany.


Ursula was just 15 years old when she came to Britain on one of the last Kindertransports to leave Germany in August 1939. She had one small suitcase of belongings, and had to leave her family behind. She was sent to live with a foster family in Stoke-on-Trent once she had arrived in Britain.  She settled in very happily with them, but sadly never saw her parents or her younger sister again.


Judith will show a film which tells her mother’s story, and will bring Ursula’s Kindertransport suitcase with her.


The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre will be open from midday to enable guests to see the exhibition. Our pop-up cafe will be open with refreshments available for a small donation.

This event is part of The National Lottery #ThanksToYou campaign. If you come to the event with a lottery ticket then you will be able to listen for free.

This programme is supported by a grant from The Association of Jewish Refugees.