Pretending the Kindertransport was a part of a ‘noble tradition’

Posted on March 16, 2022

To cite the kindertransport as evidence of a “noble tradition” of welcoming refugees is to betray the facts and to deceive ourselves.

It is quite true that 9,000 Jews came to Britain on the kindertransport. But why exactly was it children who were admitted, given that it was Jews of all ages who faced the threat of lethal Nazi persecution in Europe?

The answer is not flattering. Special provision was made for those children because Britain refused to let in their parents.

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