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The Kindertransport Story

June 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Felixstowe Museum
Viewpoint Road
Felixstowe IP11 3TW
£2 adult 50p child (suitable for 9+) includes all day admission to the Museum
Meg Reid, Felixstowe Book Festival Director
01394 279783

‘The Kindertransport Story’ as told by Elly Crichton Stuart

(a pop-up event in the Felixstowe Book Festival 2019)


80 years ago, in 1939, 10,000 children travelled by train from Germany to Harwich. They were adopted by families from around the UK and became known as the ‘Kindertransport’.


Storyteller Elly Crichton Stuart shares a story of two children, who left their home in Düsseldorf just before the outbreak of WW2,  to travel across Germany and Holland to arrive in safety in Harwich. Their parents paid £50 per child and waved them goodbye at the station, never to see them again.


After the event there will be an optional excursion on the Felixstowe to Harwich Ferry with Elly to hear more stories. Ferry tickets £9.    Museum admission tickets will be valid for the whole day.