YMS students were delighted to welcome Sir Eric Reich to the School on 21 September to talk to them about his life and work, and in particular about his arrival as part of the famous Kindertransport in 1938-9, when nearly 10,000 children (mainly Jewish) were evacuated from Nazi Germany and settled with families in the UK. Sir Eric has very few memories of the circumstances which led to his coming to England at the age of 4, but he has had led a fascinating life, both in Israel and the UK, which culminated in his being awarded a knighthood in 2010 for his charitable work. It was a great honour for us all to meet him and hear him speak.
22 Sep 2014