From Dortmund to the West Midlands in 1939

Posted on January 27, 2017

“At the time I didn’t understand why I was being sent like a parcel with a label to a strange country, with strange people and a strange language. But I know because of that I survived, when others didn’t. I think I have spent my life making sure that it was worthy of that survival.” These are the words of Dame Stephanie Shirley who managed to escape the horrors of the Nazis, by securing a place on a Kindertransport, and make a new life in the West Midlands.

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