Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl growing up in Vienna, was determined to become a concert pianist. In March of 1938, her dreams were shattered when German troops took over her homeland. Separated from her parents, Lisa was one of nearly 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport—a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis.
We will introduce tools and resources for teaching Lisa Jura’s story in its historical context. This will be complemented later in the year by the musical performance, The Children of Willesden Lane, by Mona Golabek, Lisa Jura’s daughter.