Several events to focus on Kindertransport mission

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A rescue mission of predominantly Jewish children before the outbreak of World War II will be the focus of several events in May in Utica and Rome.

The Kindertransport was a mission that saved nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria and other locations.

On Saturday, the documentary "50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus" will be presented at noon at Jervis Public Library Auditorium in Rome. The film will be followed by a Skype session with two survivors.

On May 10, the documentary "Into the Arms of Strangers" will be presented at noon at Jervis Public Library Auditorium. Following the film will be a Skype session with Mark Harris, the director.

At 2 p.m. on May 18, Karl Buchholz, a Kindertransport survivor, will speak at the Jewish Community Center in Utica.

On May 20, a presentation by Judy Rapaport of the Safehaven Museum will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Rome Historical Society.

The play by Diane Samuels, "Kindertransport," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. June 5-7 at Rome Community Theater, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee performance on June 8. During performance times, Kindertransport Association Exhibition Panels will be on display at the theater.

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