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, a small Christian group. 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 series examines the experiences of these people, who came to England as children, and lived with Christadelphians. Ten of these child survivors, and their families, participated in this effort to bring about this first volume.
These are their stories.
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