Beate Hammet was born to a Jewish couple in Berlin. She remembers one after another of her relatives and friends saying farewell as they fled the Nazis and Jewish pupils were ordered leave public schools. Her life as a German Jewish child ended in 1939 as she boarded the Kindertransport for England. Her story is described in a book written for young reader, The Gap Was Wide.
Sunday 5 May, 2:30 PMStarting the Conversation: Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers
Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst