Weʼve raised £3,560 to create an exhibition to commemorate the Kitchener camp rescue in 1939
- Funded on Thursday, 1st August 2019
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The Kitchener Camp Project collects Photographs, Letters, Documents, and Family narratives with the aim of rebuilding a largely forgotten history for which most records were destroyed -
The rescue of 4,000 Jewish refugees to Britain in 1939.
To commemorate 80 years since the rescue of our fathers and grandfathers, the Kitchener Project is creating a travelling exhibition that draws on these family and archival materials.
The exhibition will open in 2019 at the Jewish Museum in London.
We have no formal funding stream: we are simply families and friends of the men whose lives were saved by extraordinary acts of generosity - by those who, on the brink of world war, organised the rescue, raised the funds, and gave their time to save these many thousands of strangers.
After the exhibition opening, the project and the exhibition itself will be donated into the care of the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide.
Any funds raised in excess of those needed to create the exhibition will also be donated to the Wiener Library - to help pay for future Kitchener project costs and towards sending the exhibition to institutions involved in Holocaust education.
1) Passport stamp for Kitchener camp, Richborough
2) The first Kitchener baby - born in safety in Britain, two weeks after his mother arrived in Britain.
- 4 months ago
Clare Weissenberg4 months ago
Hello all - I'm blown away by the support for the project shown here! I've been a bit absent on the website while all this has been going on, & I've got papers to give in a fortnight on KC - in hopes of working out what we do next. So the absenteeism will continue for another couple of weeks, I'm so sorry to say. After that, I'll catch up with emails asap. Really looking forward to seeing many of you at the opening of the exhibition. It's both exciting - & utterly terrifying. I hope I can do this justice - for all our families. Clare x
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Jul 29, 2019
Thank you for your important work.
Jul 13, 2019
Jul 12, 2019
You are doing a wonderful job! My only regret is that my late father cannot see this.
Jul 8, 2019
Having recently found out that this is where My own Grandfather stayed when he first got out of Germany, I wish you all the success. Never Forget and so grateful for anyone who helped save someone.
Jul 7, 2019
A donation in memory of my late parents Erna and Herbert Finkelstein (later Fraser), who were taken in by Kitchener Camp and began to feel human again.
Jul 2, 2019
Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
Jul 1, 2019
All good wishes, this is a very worthy cause.
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I am designer & editor of the Kitchener Camp Project, which is the collaborative achievement of many of families & archives across the world. As is the case for most of us, I owe my life today to the Kitchener camp rescue - of my father - from a German concentration camp.