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Tale of how Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines escaped the Nazis to be told

Posted on - 17th January, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, History, Preston News, UCLan, University, What's On in Preston
Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines
Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines

An adopted Prestonian who made the city her home after escaping the Holocaust will share her life story.

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Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE takes part in a question and answer session at Preston’s university for Holocaust Memorial Day.

She was one of 669 predominantly Jewish children who were evacuated from Prague on one of the kindertransport trains organised by Sir Nicholas Winton.

Lady Milena and refugees being evacuated
Lady Milena and refugees being evacuated

The free event is open to the public and takes place at the University of Central Lancashire on Wednesday (24 January).

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Lecturer in Modern European History Clare Copley said: “I am delighted Lady Milena is coming to the University to speak at this special event. Many people will have studied this period of history during their time in education but to be able to hear such a personal story from a Kindertransport evacuee is a fantastic opportunity for all.

“I would also like to thank the Holocaust Education Trust and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for their support in putting on this event.”

The Q&A is within the Darwin Lecture Theatre from 1.30pm. Although free to attend you need to book a place in advance via Eventbrite.

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