The Kindertransport, Contesting Memory

by Craig-Norton, Jennifer; Published by Indiana University Press (2019)

Jennifer Craig-Norton sets out to challenge celebratory narratives of the Kindertransport that have dominated popular memory and literature. According to these accounts, the Kindertransport was a straightforward act of rescue and salvation, with little room for a deeper, more complex analysis. Craig-Norton emphasizes the use of archival sources, many of them newly discovered testimonial accounts and letters. This evidence allows compelling insights into interactions between children and parents and caregivers and shows readers a more nuanced and complete picture of the Kindertransport.