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UK > WW2 > Timeline in pictures > Kindertransport    1938-1940

 

 

 

 

Jewish Kindertransport children arriving in London

in February 1939.

 

Photograph:

Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

 

The Kindertransport children 80 years on:

'We thought we were going on an adventure'

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Tue 6 Nov 2018    15.00 GMT

Last modified on Fri 9 Nov 2018    12.19 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/06/
the-kindertransport-children-80-years-on-we-thought-we-were-going-on-an-adventure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Jewish refugee children from Germany and Austria

waiting to be collected at Liverpool Street station in July 1939,

the same year Susi and her sister Lotte travelled to the UK.

 

Photograph:

Stephenson/Getty Images

 

'It was life and death for us

and it's the same today':

Kindertransport children speak

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Saturday 30 April 2016    09.00 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/30/
it-was-life-and-death-for-us-and-its-the-same-today-kindertransport-children-speak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1938-1940

 

Kindertransport

 

British rescue mission

that saved thousands of lives

during Second World War

 

In the final months before the war,

the British parliament

took the extraordinary step

of accepting 10,000 children

from across Europe, who traversed

the continent by train

and arrived by boat in British ports.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/23/
kindertransport-75th-anniversary-second-world-war

 

 

 

In 1938, nine months

before the Second World War,

England opened its borders

to around 10,000 children,

mostly Jewish, who were fleeing

the Nazi regime.

 

The children were sent,

without their parents,

out of Austria, Germany,

Poland and Czechoslovakia

in a process that became

known as Kindertransport.

 

Most Jewish families

were prevented

from travelling abroad

by a lack of funds

or the stringent visa controls

imposed by countrie

such as Britain and the USA.

 

Following Kristallnacht,

the night of violence organised

against the Jewish communities

in Greater Germany (Germany,

Austria and the Sudetenland,

Czechoslovakia)

on 9 November 1938,

pressure was placed

on the British government

to relax immigration controls

for a limited number of children.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/holocaust/kindertransport.shtml

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/
judaism/holocaust/kindertransport.shtml

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/
kindertransport-1938-40

https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/
the-kindertransport-at-80

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/27/
960439081/he-saved-669-children-from-nazis-a-new-book-tells-his-story-to-kids

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/17/
677635910/germany-agrees-to-pay-kindertranport-survivors-who-escaped-nazis-as-children

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/nov/24/
woman-saved-jewish-family-history-housekeeper

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/14/
663059048/a-toy-monkey-that-escaped-nazi-germany-and-reunited-a-family

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/10/
the-kindertransport-children-80-years-on-for-the-rest-of-his-life-
my-father-had-nightmares-that-the-gestapo-were-coming-for-him

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/nov/10/
eighty-years-after-kristallnacht-family-german-robin-lustig

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/09/
the-kindertransport-children-80-years-on-i-was-bowled-over-that-these-non-jewish-people-were-nice-to-us

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/08/
the-kindertransport-children-80-years-on-when-i-was-14-my-mother-appeared-out-of-nowhere

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/07/
the-kindertransport-children-80-years-on-im-grateful-my-parents-sent-me-away-to-carry-on-living

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/06/
the-kindertransport-children-80-years-on-we-thought-we-were-going-on-an-adventure

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/27/
children-saved-from-nazis-british-schindler-memorial-kindertransport-nicholas-winton

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/29/
kindertransport-heros-daughter-urges-uk-to-welcome-calais-refugees

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/us/
hedy-epstein-rights-activist-and-holocaust-survivor-dies-at-91.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/may/19/
kindertransport-survivors-todays-child-refugees-nicholas-winton

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/30/
it-was-life-and-death-for-us-and-its-the-same-today-kindertransport-children-speak

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/03/
sir-nicholas-winton-honoured-postage-stamp-czech-republic

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/12/
more-forgotten-heroes-of-the-kindertransports

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/03/
forgotten-heroes-of-the-kindertransports

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/03/
nicholas-winton-saved-me-nazis-kindertransport-jewish-children-friend

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/02/world/europe/
nicholas-winton-is-dead-at-106-saved-children-from-the-holocaust.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/01/
sir-nicholas-winton

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/09/
british-schindler-nicholas-winton-interview

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/21/
nicholas-winton-british-schindler-czechs

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/20/
nicholas-winton-birthday-man-saved-children-nazis

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/
kindertransport-75-year-anniversary-nazis-jewish-children

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/01/
i-escaped-hitler-germany-kindertransport-blessed

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/23/
kindertransport-75th-anniversary-second-world-war

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/britain-at-war/
10080264/Kindertransport-To-my-dying-day-I-will-be-grateful-to-this-country.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/09/
jewish-refugees-england-kindertransport-holocaust

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2007/nov/03/
weekend7.weekend3

 

 

 

 

http://www.intothearmsofstrangers.com/ - 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas George Winton    (born Wertheim)        1909-2015

 

 

 

Nicholas Winton with one of the children he rescued.

 

Photograph: PA

 

Children saved from Nazis by 'British Schindler' plan memorial to parents

Prague to host shrine recognising agonising choice of those

who put their youngsters on ‘kindertransport’ trains organised by Nicholas Winton

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Fri 27 Jan 2017    15.33 GMT

Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017    06.36 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/27/
children-saved-from-nazis-british-schindler-memorial-kindertransport-nicholas-winton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/01/sir-nicholas-winton

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/10/
daughter-of-british-schindler-urges-may-to-help-more-child-refugees-dubs

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/27/
children-saved-from-nazis-british-schindler-memorial-kindertransport-nicholas-winton

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/may/19/
kindertransport-survivors-todays-child-refugees-nicholas-winton

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/05/
nicholas-winton-refugee-crisis-hero-whitehall-immigration

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/03/
nicholas-winton-saved-me-nazis-kindertransport-jewish-children-friend

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/01/sir-nicholas-winton

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/19/
if-its-not-possible-life-sir-nicholas-winton-barbara-winton-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Germany: National Socialism and World War II

http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Germany:_National_Socialism_and_World_War_II

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https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/fotomarburg 

 

 

 

 

enemy propaganda

 

National Archives publish

wartime propaganda in online gallery        13 June 2012

 

Hundreds of images of war art including posters

and a portrait of the future queen are released online

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:
War_art_in_The_National_Archives_%28United_Kingdom%29

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/13/
national-archives-wartime-propaganda-gallery

 

 

 

 

Ministry of Food Posters

 

A new exhibition

at London's Imperial War Museum

(Feb 12 to Jan 3 2011)

pays tribute

to a nation's creativity and resourcefulness

in the face of wartime – and peacetime –

food rationing.

 

Here is some of the eye-catching

British Government propaganda

used on the 'Kitchen Front'

during that time.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/7165696/
Vintage-Ministry-of-Food-posters.html 

 

 

 

 

The following posters

were all used during the Second World War

to encourage austerity and stoicism

on Britain's home front.

 

They form part of an exhibition

at the Museum of Brands in London

entitled Make Do and Mend

(www.museumofbrands.com ;

020 79080880; 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road,

Notting Hill, London W11 2AR).

The exhibition runs until November 29, 2010.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/festivalsandevents/6615752/
Waste-Not-Want-Not-wartime-posters.html
 

 

 

 

Britain at War: Readers' Memories

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/
britainatwar/britainatwarreadersmemories/

 

 

 

 

The Guardian > Second World War

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/09/second-world-war

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/08/second-world-war

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/10/second-world-war

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2009/sep/11/second-world-war

 

 

 

 

BBC Archive

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive

 

 

 

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