Live Q&A with John Fieldsend

Wednesday 8th July 8.00PM

Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch it here:

In the final programme of the series marking the launch of our new Kindertransport story app The Journey, we explore the tragic but often overlooked part of the Kindertransport story.

The astonishing British rescue of almost 10,000 Jewish children from the Nazis contained unavoidable loss.

These 10,000 children had 20,000 mothers and fathers they left behind - and many siblings. In 1938-39, their parents had a heartbreaking choice to make. Keep their families together, to face an ominous future under Nazi rule. Or say goodbye to their children, possibly forever, but give them the chance of a safe new life in England.

John Fieldsend's parents faced such a choice. John survived the war and made a life for himself in England (intriguingly, finding a way to make sense of things by becoming an Anglican vicar). But he still has the goodbye letter from his mother and father. 

John will be reading this letter to us on air. It is a testament to human dignity in tragedy. And it highlights a key point in the Lesson Pack that accompanies The Journey app: the narrative of the Kindertransport is not a redemptive one. 

Join John in conversation with Karen Becher, Senior Educator at the National Holocaust Centre & Museum.

There will be time for a limited number of questions from the audience.