HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield addresses the Kindertransport Association at the Center for Jewish History in New York, December 2, 2018. The organization unites these child Holocaust refugees and their descendants. Hetfield was introduced by Kindertransport survivor Manny Lindenbaum.
Hetfield discussed the importance of remembering history and reminding the United States of its responsibility toward refugees. “We need your help in debunking this myth that nationalism is good and that a country should only look after its own,” he told the group. Hetfield asked the audience to act now for what is right. “I need you to continue to speak out...we need you, we need your memory, we need your voice.”