365 21.01.14

kindertransport

in the years of 1938 & 1939 in the nine months running up to the outbreak of the second world war, a rescue mission took place, where ten thousand  children, predominately of jewish decent were transported to britain to escape the persecution in their hometowns of nazi germany, austria, czechoslovakia and the free city of danzig. these children arrived alone at liverpool street station, and were taken to foster homes, hostels, schools and farms. very few were ever reunited with their families after the war, as many of these children were the only survivors of their families from the holocaust.

kindertransport

Comments

  1. January 25, 2014 / 22:16

    Where is this? I read such a good book about this recently, I love reading/learning about WWII but reading that book was the first time I’d heard about Kinder transport. So so sad.

    • January 25, 2014 / 22:51

      it’s just outside liverpool street station, actually facing onto liverpool street. sad but happy too. they got a second chance, some didn’t 🙁

  2. January 28, 2014 / 10:04

    They must have been terrified, but how lucky were they. I’ve read a lot about survival stories, never without ending up in tears. Man’s inhumanity to man never ceases to amaze me #whatsthestory?

  3. January 28, 2014 / 12:48

    What an incredible story. It must have been dreadful for them to be separated like that and then never see their families again. So sad. I’m rarely at Liverpool Street so I’ve not seen this but it’s beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

  4. January 28, 2014 / 21:09

    Wow, what a moving post and an incredible piece of history!

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