Children's Transport
(2,111 words)

Rescue effort which enabled about ten thousand predominantly Jewish children to flee from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to Great Britain between December 1938 and September 1939. Within Jewish emigration during National Socialism, the Children's Transport [Kindertransport] initiated by the British Council for German Jewry was numerically the biggest concentrated rescue effort. After the war, most …

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Rebekka Göpfert, Berlin, “Children's Transport”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 21 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0405>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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