The story of an organised rescue effort to save children from Nazi occupation is coming to Ledbury this month.

Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society, known as LADS, will be performing Kinderstransport from Thursday, October 20 to Saturday, October 22 at the Market Theatre.

The Kindertransport was an organised rescue effort of children from Nazi-controlled territory and took place during the nine months prior to the Second World War. 

Almost 10,000 children, most of them Jewish, were sent by their parents and after heartbreaking partings, many never saw their parents again.

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In the play, nine-year-old Eva ends up in Manchester and when her parents fail to escape she 

changes her name and begins the process of denial of her roots.

It is only years later when her own daughter discovers some old letters that Eva is forced to confront the truth about her past.

Tickets are £11 (£8 for students) and are available from the Market Theatre box office.

All proceeds from the first night will be donated to Ukrainian children’s charities.