Weekly Round Up July 23
This week we were excited to see the new Hidden Treasures website: www.celebratingjewisharchives.org. This is the Board of Deputy's new project celebrating Jewish archives in Britain, which features AJR Refugee Voices. The site is an incredible trove of fascinating Jewish British history from medieval to modern times. We were proud to see our interviewee Kurt Marx's Kindertransport travel document on the Hidden Treasures home page, alongside incredible images from the British Library and the Liverpool Records Office.
We were sorry to hear of the death of our interviewee Gertraud Murray, who left Vienna on a very early Kindertransport to Holland in 1938 and came to England with her mother in 1939.
We looked at letters written to Kindertransportee Ursula Gilbert in London from her family in Berlin. This week's AJR podcast features letters and Red Cross messages sent by our interviewees and their families. You can listen to the podcast here: https://www.ajrrefugeevoices.org.uk/podcast
We looked at Hanna Hemingway's incredible photos of life in Vittel camp in France, where she and her family were imprisoned for being British citizens.
And we loved this photo of Gustav Botkai posing next to his family's first car in Budapest in 1939: