World Jewish Relief Annual Dinner - Page 12



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Berlin to London:
Kindertransport
commemorative cycle
42 BRAVE AND BOLD CYCLISTS JOINED WORLD
JEWISH RELIEF ON AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM BERLIN TO
LONDON IN JUNE LAST YEAR. THE RIDERS CYCLED 600
MILES, FOLLOWING THE ROUTE TAKEN BY THE FIRST
KINDERTRANSPORT CHILDREN RESCUED FROM NAZI
EUROPE 80 YEARS AGO.
The cycle commemorated
our role in instigating the
Kindertransport under our
former name the Central
British Fund for German Jewry
(CBF). Many of the riders
had personal connections to
the Kinderstransport, their
mothers, fathers, grandparents
or even themselves having
been saved.
Among them was Paul M.
Alexander who was just 18
months old in 1939 when
his mother put him into the
arms of a volunteer nurse
to be taken to the UK. Paul
was cared for in a home with
other children for three years
before being reunited with
his parents, who managed to
escape Germany before the
war. He moved to Israel in the
1970s and cycled from Berlin
to London with his son Nadav
and fourteen year old grandson
Daniel.
We are both grateful and in
awe of these incredible
cyclists who raised over
£190,000 for World Jewish
Relief’s current lifesaving
work around the world.
PAUL M. ALEXANDER AND FAMILY
“My mother – who had already
lost two babies in childbirth
– made the incredibly
difficult and heart wrenching
decision to put me on a train,
not knowing if she would ever
see me again, I don’t know
how she had the strength to
do it. She just knew she had
to do whatever she could to
save me.”
You can take on this epic challenge in June 2019 as we cycle from Berlin2London one last time.
To find out more visit: www.worldjewishrelief.org/berlin2london

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