The Harwich Kindertransport Memorial and Learning Trust Ltd.
(nonprofit company limited by guarantee)
We have embarked on a journey to the create a new memorial statue and a supporting educational programme in the town which was the main point of entry for most of the nearly 10,000 children of the Kindertransport between 1938 and 1939. Most were from Jewish families persecuted and terrorised by the Nazis. Many hundreds of them spent their first weeks in this country at the nearby Dovercourt Holiday Camp.
Debbie Patterson Jones, Chair
Helen Brown, Secretary
Karen Van Coevorden, Holocaust Education Advisor
Michael Payne, Treasurer
Mike Levy, Research & Education
Annabel Inbal Elad, Events & Fundraising
Sue Daish, Harwich Society Trustee & Guide
David Whittle, Harwich Museum Head Curator
The project is supported by The Association for Jewish Refugees (AJR), The Federal Republic of Germany, The National Fund of The Republic of Austria, Tendring District Council, Harwich Town Council, Harwich Haven Authority, Essex Community Fund, The Grassroots Foundation, C H Trust, CAF, The Bridges Impact Foundation, The Linbury Trust, The Headley Trust, The Alan & Babette Sainsbury Charitable Fund, and the University of Essex.
We are privileged to be endorsed by The Harwich Society, Liberal Judaism, and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT).
We are grateful for the generosity of private donors, who have contributed to the commemoration of both the Kinder and their families.
RIP Director Graham Crame
The board was devastated to hear of the sudden loss of Director Graham Crame, a great friend and veteran of many humanitarian aid convoys for Hope and Aid Direct. His compassionate and mindful legacy will continue to guide our work in building the Kindertransport Memorial in Harwich, his beloved home town, and the development and implementation of the educational programme.