Event    From 1/12/1938  To 1/9/1939

Kindertransport

Categories: Children, Transport

Countries: Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Poland

10,000 unaccompanied mainly Jewish children fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939. This was organised mainly by World Jewish Relief, but many Quakers helped the children at stations on the journey and the Christadelphians assisted to relocate children by founding a hostel. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, and farms. At the end of the war most discovered that their families had been killed.

Frank Meisler is a good resource.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Kindertransport

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Kindertransport - Kent

{Carved into the right side of the plinth:} Pro dítě {Czech for “for the chil...

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Kindertransport - Meisler

Such a sad and touching subject, these children can't fail but bring to mind ...

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Other Subjects

James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey is the 1st on the right of the seven boys sitting in the photograph of the scout troop. He was born on 15 February 1900 in Walworth, the eldest of the thirteen children of Jame...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials
Priscilla Wakefield

Priscilla Wakefield

Born Priscilla Bell in Tottenham. Quaker philanthropist and author of feminist economics, scientific subjects, travel, children's non-fiction. Best known book was 'The Juvenile Travellers' which ha...

Person, Children, Gender Issues, Race Issues, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Alfred Bestall

Alfred Bestall

Author and illustrator. Born Alfred Edmeades Bestall in Mandalay, Burma. He served in the army during WW1, transporting troops in red double-decker buses. Following his studies at the L.C.C. Centra...

Person, Art, Children, Literature, Burma, Wales

1 memorial
Kitty Hopkins

Kitty Hopkins

Drowned in the 1898 HMS Albion disaster, aged 10. Buried in grave 3 at the memorial in East London Cemetery.

Person, Children, Tragedy

1 memorial
Evelina Hospital for Sick Children

Evelina Hospital for Sick Children

The Evelina Children's Hospital was founded by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and named for his wife, who had died aged 27 with her child in labour in 1866. It was planned by Dr Arthur Farre in a pu...

Group, Children, Medicine

2 memorials