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Jewish refugee children on a train from Berlin to the Netherlands after passing the German border

Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE talk is taking place on 24 January

A Kindertransport evacuee will be speaking about her experiences at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE will discuss her life story and take part in a question and answer session on Wednesday 24 January.

The UCLan Honorary Fellow was one of the 669 predominantly Jewish children who were evacuated from Prague on one of the eight Kindertransport trains organised by Sir Nicholas Winton.

This free event, taking place in Darwin Lecture Theatre at 1.30pm, is open to all but spaces are strictly limited. Tickets must be booked in advance via Eventbrite and attendees must show their ticket in order to gain admission.

Many people will have studied this period of history during their time in education but to be able to hear such a personal story from a Kindertransport evacuee is a fan

Clare Copley, Lecturer in Modern European History, said: “I am delighted Lady Milena is coming to the University to speak at this special event. Many people will have studied this period of history during their time in education but to be able to hear such a personal story from a Kindertransport evacuee is a fantastic opportunity for all.

“I would also like to thank the Holocaust Education Trust and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for their support in putting on this event.”


Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines will be speaking

Rachel Atkinson | 15 January 2018