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Churchill Archives Centre is delighted to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 by hosting We Must Save the Children: Cambridge & the Kindertransport, an exhibition about the extra-ordinary work of the Cambridge Refugee Committee.
The Cambridge Refugee Committee, run by volunteers, succeeded in finding homes for 2,000 Jewish children fleeing the Nazis in Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The response in Cambridge in the months before the outbreak of the Second World War was remarkable.
We Must Save the Children tells the story of the Cambridge Refugee Committee and the work of the determined women behind the Committee who worked to find homes and schools for the children, supervised their well-being and raised money for everything they needed.
Churchill Archives Centre houses the archive of Professor Robert Hutton and his wife, Sibyl. Sibyl Hutton was one of the members of the Cambridge Refugee Committee. There will also be a new display of material from the Hutton archive showing Professor Hutton’s efforts to find scientific work for highly-qualified adult refugees and Mrs Hutton’s intervention and impact on the life of child refugees. The Hutton archive tells a story of compassion, generosity and kindness towards refugees: but also offers insight into the upheaval, anguish and uncertainty experienced by the Jewish refugees.
This exhibition is free and open to all.
Monday 25–Friday 29 January
9am to 5pm.
Jock Colville Hall