Survivors remember Kindertransport flight from Nazis

Posted on December 2, 2013

The memorial entitled ‘Children of the Kindertransport’ is to thank the people of Britain for saving the lives of 10,000 children who fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939. Photo by AP

Monday is World Kindertransport Day, with events to mark the anniversary in many countries. Seventy-five years ago this week, the first group of kids arrived without their parents at the English port of Harwich, and took a train to London’s Liverpool Street Station. Some 10,000 children, most but not all Jewish, would escape the Nazis in the months to come — until the outbreak of war in September 1939, when the borders were closed.

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