Kindertransport

English: Memorial of Nicholas Winton, the savi...

English: Memorial of Nicholas Winton, the saviour of 669 jewish children from former Czechoslovakia; located in Prague Main railway station, installed 2009-SEP-01, sculptor Flor Kent (her other sculpture “Für Das Kind Kindertransport Memorial” was installed in the Liverpool Street station, September 2003) Česky: Památník sira Nicholase Wintona na pražském hlavním nádraží, odhalený při příležitosti vypravení „Winton Train“ 1. září 2009, sochařka Flor Kentová (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1938 and 1939, the Kindertransport occurred — a movement to bring thousands of Jewish children out of Nazi occupied territories to safety in Great Britain. These children came without their parents, almost always without a knowledge of English, and also little experience with English culture. They came to a new family, a new country, and a new life. Approximately 250 of these children were sponsored by Christadelphians. They came and lived in houses with Christadelphian families, or lived in hostels that the Christadelphians had started. So often the Holocaust is considered in terms of statistics — how many perished and how many were affected. Yet it is often the individual stories that provide the most powerful human connection and the opportunity to learn. Rather than focus on the statistics, this book examines the experiences of these people, who came to England as children, and lived with Christadelphians.

Ten of the former Jewish refugees, and their families, were contacted and collaborated in this effort to bring about this first volume. These are their stories.

The book is available from the Christadelphian Office, the Thousand Oaks Christadelphian Library, and Amazon.com (for Kindle edition).

For more information, visit iwaspartofthefamily.com

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Find also to read:

Information Wanted – Kindertransport

Christadelphians’ role in the rescue of Jewish children from Nazi Germany

Christadelphians, the Kindertransport, and Rescue from the Holocaust

January 27 – 70 years ago Not an end yet to genocide

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4 responses to “Kindertransport

  1. Serving humanity is a Godly act. Your reward is sure. Praise the Lord.

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