Kindertransport (via Hook of Holland)
Mode of Arrival:
Born Rudolf Kircheimer 1925 in Hanover, came to the UK on the Kindertransport in May 1939. After staying with a family for a short time, he was evacuated with Hampstead Parochial School to Whipsnade until 1941. After doing war work in Dunstable, he joined the Royal Artillery and in April 1945 he was transferred as an interpreter to a Prisoner of War Camp in Yorkshire. His parents were deported to Riga in 1941 and killed. In 1959 he married fellow Kindertransportee Ann and they raised two sons. Bob has been very involved with Liberal Judaism in the UK and together with Ann is an active Holocaust speaker and educator.