Station plays host to 'kinder' play

By Marcus Dysch, December 2, 2008

A play marking the 70th anniversary of the first Kindertransport arrivals in Britain was performed at Liverpool Street Station, in central London, yesterday.

The remembrance event, called 'Suitcase', focuses on the stories of eight people involved in the Kindertransport, including children, foster parents and railway workers.

The first young refugees from Nazi Germany arrived at the station on December 2, 1938.

Each of the three 50-minute performances, during the morning rush-hour, lunchtime, and again in the evening, culminated at the front of the station, in Hope Square, around the Kindertransport memorial and statue.

Suitcase was organised by Ros and Jane Merkin, whose mother, Johanna, arrived at the station from Vienna.

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