13.04.2012 21.Nissan. 5772 Schwii schel Pesach; Tag 6 des Omer
Just before World War II broke out, half the students and teachers of the ORT Berlin school made it to Britain, where they found refuge. The other half remained behind, hanging on for another few years.
August 29, 1939. Thousands of Jews crowded the platforms of Charlottenburg station. To all it was clear that a world war was about to erupt, and anyone who had a visa to another country was rushing out of Berlin. Most of the trains had already been commandeered for the Wehrmacht, to carry soldiers eastward, to the Polish border. Between the families frantically searching for a place in a carriage were 106 young men in ordered lines. They were between the ages of 14 and 17, and some were accompanied by parents, trying to hide their feelings, although most had already said farewell to their families….