Posted on March 10, 2010
A British Quaker who worked against Nazism in the 1930s has been honoured by the UK government. Bertha Bracey has now been posthumously awarded a medal, inscribed “In the Service of Humanity”. After the Nazis came to power in Germany, she campaigned for a relaxation of immigration controls for the sake of Jews and other persecuted groups. As Secretary of the Friends Committee on Refugees and Aliens, Bracey’s work was central to the establishment of the Kindertransport.