Wednesday, June 22, 2016

‘Why Was I Spared?’ Ivan Backer Reflects On Life After Escaping The Holocaust

From New England Public Radio-

In May of 1939, Jewish ten-year-old Ivan Backer boarded a train in Nazi-occupied Prague, headed for the United Kingdom. He was one of over 600 children taken to safety on “Kindertransport” trains, organized by a British stockbroker, Nicholas Winton.

Seventy-seven years later, he’s a former Episcopal minister and neighborhood activist living in Hartford. He tells the story of his life in his memoir, My Train To Freedom, which came out earlier this year.

I sat down with Ivan Backer and asked what he remembers of getting on that train.

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