First Kindertransport

82 years ago, the first Kindertransport train left Germany:

Following the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, the British government changed its immigration policy to allow Jewish children to enter the country, providing that charities could pay a £50 bond for each child as a guarantee that they would leave the country when the situation improved. The children’s parents were not allowed to join them unless they had the financial means to support themselves, so most children travelled alone on what became known as the Kindertransport (‘children’s transport’).

Most of the almost 10,000 Kindertransportees never saw their parents again.

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