European monuments of the Kindertransport (Frank Meisler): London-Berlin-Gdansk-Hook of Holland
» The Kristallnacht of November 9th/10th 1938 revealed to the world the doom that was imminent to the Jewish population under the rule of the national socialists. Dutch and British refugee committees foremost among them the Quakers, started on the great rescue campaigns to save the life of children from countries occupied by Germany. Over 10,000 children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and the Polish town of Zbasyn, most of them Jewish, were taken in by British families or were accommodated in halls of residence. Boys and girls between the age of 4 months and 17 years had to travel without their parents to a country of which they knew neither the language nor the culture. At the railway station most children saw their family for the last time as they were murdered in the holocaust. «
Lord Baldwin, the British prime minister, addressed the British population in an appeal in 1938:
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April 2012 © Christine Kahlau
Photo: Contemporary witnesses of the Kindertransport at the German Bundestag 2007 from left: Luci Fighan, Lisa Sophie Bechner Kindertransport Organization Deutschland e.V., Otto Deutsch (Vienna), Herrmann Hirschberger, (Karlsruhe) Eva Hirschberger, Frank Meisler (Gdansk), Judy Benton (Meissen) , Bertha Leverton (Munich)
Lisa Sophie Bechner, Vorsitzende Kindertransport Organisation Deutschland e.V.
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