As some of you have perhaps heard, last December, the Claims Conference organization has reached an agreement with the German government about a one-time payment for refugee children from the Third Reich. Although the Claims Conference organization only mentions Kindertransports to England it seems that...

  Due to personal circumstances I have not been able to devote as much time to my research project the last year and a half as I would have liked. Of course I never stopped. I get enquires through the website on a regular basis. Often from...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: Not forgotten Today I received the book Lilian Weinberg Osmo wrote about her uncle Gerd Weinberg. I am incredibly happy that she wrote this book. I wish a book like this could be written about every refugee child. Especially about the ones who...

Some weeks ago I met Gert Weinberg's family members (sister-in-law and nieces) from Brazil. It was a very special and emotional meeting. They were so happy that the Dokin site enabled them to learn more about the years Gert spent in this country, the homes...

I would like to share an e-mail I received two weeks ago. Reactions like this are what makes it all so worthwhile for me…. Dear Miriam, I'm so excited that I found your link. I was so small, three and a half when I left Germany...

Last Monday I went to Westerbork to participate in the “Reading the 102.000 Names” project. Since then, people have asked me, “How was it?” As much as I would like to give a short answer to that question, I can’t.  I was fortunate I did not go...

It was with some hesitation that I contacted Hajo Meyer in the summer of 2008. I had just started my research, and someone told me I should talk to Hajo because he had such a good memory. My hesitation was due to Hajo's political views,...

Last Thursday "Andere Tijden" was broadcast. I thought it was well made, and it gave a little bit of insight into the story of the refugee children, but it was way and way too short. Yael Koren, who made the documentary, is discontented with the...

Yesterday I was in Zwolle at the unveiling of the Stolpersteinen. It was a beautiful day, very emotional at times. Here's a picture of me "unveiling" Emilie's stone. And here's a link to a site: Stolpersteinen Zwolle I just heard that the item in "Een Vandaag" that...

Andere Tijden ("Different Times") is really happening. They have finally decided to interview three "Kinder" - all of them living in the Netherlands, and have asked me to collaborate so I can shed light on the bigger lines in the story. They have just started...