Bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton is coming to the John Adams to discuss her new novel The Last Train to London, which is based on the true story of the Vienna Kindertransports and the heroic Dutch woman who led the rescues. Truus Wijsmuller helped some 10,000 predominantly Jewish children to escape from Nazi-occupied cities to the UK just prior to the breakout of WWII. Among them were Ruth Westheimer, better known as TV-personality Dr. Ruth, and the son of Fritz Pfeffer, the dentist with whom Anne Frank shared her room. After the war, Truus Wijsmuller was one of the founders of the Anne Frank Stichting.
Meg Waite Clayton will discuss this epic story and the life of Truus Wijsmuller with the director of the Anne Frank Stichting, Ronald Leopold at Uilenburgersjoel, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam