The Kindertransport (also Refugee Children Movement or "RCM'") is the name given to the rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, and farms. Most of the rescued children survived the war. A small number were reunited with parents who had either spent the war in hiding or survived the Nazi camps, but the majority, after the war, found their parents had been killed. World Jewish Relief (then called 'The Central British Fund for German Jewry') was established in 1933 as a direct result and to support in whatever way possible the needs of Jews both in Germany and Austria. Records for every child who arrived in the UK through the Kindertransports are maintained by World Jewish Relief.
Geni.com researchers are encouraged to post profiles of relatives whose lives were saved by this program, along with their stories. Efforts are currently being made to contact and interview surviving “Kinder” who are also Geni.com researchers or their relatives.
For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertransport, http://www.kindertransport.org/, http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005260, and http://www.ajr.org.uk/kindertransport.
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See events here: http://kindertransport.org/events.aspx
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