FÜR DAS KIND / For the Child

Castle and Marketplace

This moving photography exhibition by artists Rosie Potter and Patricia Ayre presents and revisits the dramatic history of the Kindertransport. The Kindertransport was a unique humanitarian rescue operation, which rescued primarily Jewish children from the Nazi regime.

Potter and Ayre asked survivors to share the personal belongings that accompanied them as children on the Kindertransport. Each of the 22 photography prints that form the exhibition show an original suitcase containing objects carried by a child 80 years ago, as they travelled into an unknown future. In many instances the objects represent the last physical contact that a child had with either of their parents.

This exhibition is brought to The Forum with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum London.