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Gerald Stern’s talk concerns his Father, Freddie’s, life in Germany as a young boy from the age of 7, before and during the Nazi’s rise to power. It details his experiences as one of the children who were brought on the Kindertransport from Germany. Gerald will also talk of his father’s adaption to life in Britain and the personal efforts that record the history of his father’s experiences in Germany.
This talk relates to the play Kindertransport which is being performed at the Peoples' Theatre on 27th,28th & 29th January, as part of the 2019 Holocaust Memorial Day’s events.
Gerald Stern was born in 1955 in Newcastle and studied Graphic Design at what was Newcastle Polytechnic. In 1981 he co-founded a business with his father and sister.He has been active on the boards of both the Reform and Orthodox Synagogues in Newcastle and is currently Vice President of the United Hebrew Congregation. He has also been a member of the North Tyneside Council Holocaust Memorial Day Committee for a number of years.
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