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 will respond to testimony of our Kindertransport survivors:
The live performance will take place at London Liverpool Street Station on the 25th January 2024. The station was instrumental in the UK’s involvement in the Kindertransport.
Echo Eternal Horizons 2024
As part of our wider commemorative and school engagement work, we invite all schools and youth groups to take part in the activities listed in the table below. These activities will be taking place from 22nd January to the 27th January 2024.
20-28th January 2024
Exhibition of Echoes at various places across Birmingham
Birmingham Progressive Synagogue, 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 – 26th January 2024
Schools and youth organisations make pledges
Students and young people write pledges and film/record them, showcasing them on their school/organisations website and sharing links with CORE for wider promotion.
24th January 2024
Rehearsal for Live Performance
Rehearsals with all participants at Liverpool Street Station
25th January 2024
Echo Eternal: Horizons Live Performances 2024
Multiple performances at Liverpool Street Station 3-7pm
On the 24th – 26th when students and young people write pledges and film/record them, showcasing them on their school/organisations website and sharing links with CORE for wider promotion.
Share these recordings via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
This year we are delighted to have received funding from The Association of Jewish Refugees and The Gerald & Gail Ronson Family Foundation.