We established a new partnership with National Youth Music Theatre. Working with CORE schools and students, we developed a moving live performance, marking the 85th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which occurred after the Night of Broken Glass in November 1938. Nearly 10,000 unaccompanied children were bravely sent to the UK to escape Nazi persecution.

The live performance responds to testimony of our Kindertransport survivors:

The live performance will took place at St John’s Church, Waterloo, Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8TY on the 25th January 2024.

Echo Eternal 2024

As part of our wider commemorative and school engagement work, we invited all schools and youth groups to take part in the activities listed in the table below. These activities took place from 22nd January to the 27th January 2024.

18-28th January 2024

Exhibition of Echoes in Birmingham

St Paul’s Church Jewellery Quarter and CORE Schools

23rd -26th January 2024

Holocaust Learning UK – in Echo Eternal Schools

Schools have signed up to https://holocaustlearninguk.org/register/ to showcase Kindertransport film in assembly or form time

24th January 2024

Rehearsal for Live Performance

Rehearsals with all participants in London.

On the 24th – 26th when students and young people wrote pledges and film/record them, showcasing them on their school/organisations website and sharing links with CORE for wider promotion.

Share these recordings via echo.eternal@core-education.co.uk or jwa@core-education.co.uk or via twitter @EchoEternal112 or #EchoEternal112

We have free downloadable learning resources based on Mady Gerrard and Zigi Shipper’s testimony these can be found by scrolling to the bottom of https://echoeternal.uk/learning-resources/

Other partner resources

We encourage you to sign up to https://holocaustlearninguk.org/register/  where you will be able to access and showcase Holocaust Learning UK’s newly created Kindertransport film. This can be shown in assembly or form time.

Holocaust Education Trust has a great package of free support, including free educator-led workshops.

The UCL Centre for Holocaust Education has some excellent teaching resources.

Funding partners

This year we are delighted to have received funding from The Association of Jewish Refugees and The Gerald & Gail Ronson Family Foundation.

The Association of Jewish Refugees