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Chamber and committees

Glasgow Remembers Kindertransports at Central Station

  • Submitted by: Hanzala Malik, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
  • Motion reference: S4M-08293

That the Parliament congratulates the producers and performers of Suitcase on their tour of railway stations throughout the country, which starts in Glasgow Central station; understands that the play commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransports, which began in November 1938 when the UK Government agreed admission for up to 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia who were at risk from the Nazis; believes that these children were taken in by foster families, hostels and camps and that the majority never saw their families again; understands that tickets for the play are free, which gives everyone an opportunity to experience the production; considers that the play highlights an important and often overlooked event in history, and wishes the company well on its upcoming tour.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jayne Baxter, Colin Beattie, Chic Brodie, Roderick Campbell, Jackson Carlaw, Nigel Don, James Dornan, Annabelle Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Patricia Ferguson, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Iain Gray, Jamie Hepburn, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, John Mason, Stewart Maxwell, Mark McDonald, Christina McKelvie, Anne McTaggart, Nanette Milne, Gil Paterson, John Pentland, Liz Smith, David Stewart, Kevin Stewart, David Torrance, Maureen Watt, Sandra White