Online Resources

  • Types

  • Genres

Ilse and Molly Camis StoryCorps

by Camis, Ilse and Molly (2015); Published by StoryCorps

Kindertransport survivor Ilse Camis speaks with daughter Molly Camis at the 2015 Kindertransport Association conference.

Imperial War Museum

This museum in London has a collection of documents relating to the Kindertransport.

Interview with Holocaust Survivor Ester Golan, Survivor and Kindertransport Child

by Berman, Kathryn (2012); Published by Yad Vashem

My family had wanted to leave Germany together, but unfortunately we could not get a family visa. My parents wanted to leave Germany for Palestine. My mother was a Zionist, but they didn’t have enough money to leave… By saving her family, my mother ensured the continuation of her family. Only my parents were left in Berlin. In October 1942, they were sent to Theresienstadt, where my father perished in 1943.

Interview with Sir Nicholas Winton

by Simon, Bob (2014); Published by 60 Minutes, CBS News

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 60 Minutes looks back at Bob Simon’s 2014 profile of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from the Nazis. Video and transcript.

Israel Uncensored: Remembering the Holocaust – From Home

by Hasten, Josh (2020); Published by Sound Cloud, The Land of Israel Network

In the age of Corona, this year’s annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day in Israel will be commemorated at home through technology. To discuss this reality and to share his story of survival with Josh Hasten, is Walter Bingham, who at 96, is the world’s oldest radio talk-show host. Hear how he survived Kristallnacht as a young teen, and was fortunate to make it to England on a Kindertransport. Bingham eventually made Aliyah where he continues to this day, his career in journalism. Don’t miss the interview with Bingham – a truly inspiring Jewish treasure and hero.

Jewish Wikipedia: Kindertransport

by White, Jack (2017)

This website includes articles on various aspects of Kindertransport history, and links to many short videos.

Judaic Academic and Library Links

A list of links compiled by the University of Pennsylvania Library.

Kindertransport

(2008)

A collection of personal reminiscences and tributes from people who were rescued on the Kindertransport, collected by the Quakers in Great Britain in 2008.

Kindertransport Association Oral History Project Interviews

by Hacker, Grosz, Kollisch

A selection of the interviews conducted by the KTA Oral History Project. Interviewers were all KT2. Interviews done at reunions in the early 1990’s. Placed online by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Interviews and transcripts are also at the Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, Michigan & the Wienner Library, London.

Kindertransport Journey: Memory into History

by Robert Sugar

Exhibition by Robert Sugar Showings include:

  • Temple Am Shalom (Glencoe, IL): April 2007
  • Central College Drama Department (Pella, IA): Winter 2007
  • Florida Atlantic University: April 2006
  • The New Mexico Holocaust and Intolerance Museum and Study Center: Fall 2006.

Kindertransport Library of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain

In 1933 Meeting for Sufferings (the executive body of the Society of Friends) set up the Germany Emergency Committee (GEC), later renamed the Friends Committee for Refugees and Aliens (FCRA), in response to anti-Jewish laws of the new Nazi regime. This is a list of Kindertransport research resources.

KIndertransport Museum in Vienna

(2014) Published by Milli Segal

“Für das Kind” is dedicated to all who helped ten thousand – mostly Jewish – children in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland to escape and to survive the Nazi machinery of death between 1938 and 1939. The first Kindertransport from Vienna left on 10 December 1938 going from Westbahnhof to London, the last one on 22 August 1939. Visits by appointment.

Kindertransport Photographs

by Arbuckle, Alex Q.

A webpage of an introduction to the Kindertransport history and photographs of Kinder arriving and at Dovercourt.

KIndertransport Teaching Resources, British National Archives

Published by British National Archives

A collection of Kindertransport related documents, downloadable for classroom use.

Kindertransport: Britain’s rescue plan

by Kaczmarska, Ela (2010); Published by National Archives

The Wiener Library holds many personal accounts of children evacuated from Nazi Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia between December 1938 and September 1939. Using individual first-hand accounts sourced from The Wiener Library and documents held at The National Archives, this talk gives insights into how Britain dealt with the refugee children who arrived on the Kindertransports and the difficulties they faced.

Kindertransports from North Rhine-Westphalia

by Lissner, Cordula, Reuter, Ursula, Stellmacher, Adrian (2016); Published by Kindertransport Project Group of the Yavneh Memorial and Educational Centre

The Project ‘Kindertransports from North Rhine-Westphalia’ had the aim of putting together the full story of the Kindertransport from the Rhineland and Westphalia, about which up until now only fragments had been known, and making the results available to the memorial centres in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, especially their educational departments.

Kitchener Camp Refugees to Britain in 1939

by Weissenberg, Clare (2017)

The aim of this website is to gather together Kitchener camp documents, letters, photographs, and histories. We hope to create a better understanding: of how the Kitchener men escaped from Germany, Austria, Poland, and Czechoslovakia in 1939 of what their lives and routines were like in Kitchener camp and of what they went on to do when the camp closed down.

Leo Baeck Institute

The Leo Baeck Institute for the study of the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. This research, exhibition, and lecture institute has significant archival materials on the Kindertransport.

Leo Baeck Institute Kindertransport Resources

(2019) Published by Leo Baeck Institute

In honor of their exhibit “Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War” Leo Baeck put some of their Kindertransport related documents online.

Letters From Children on the First Kindertransport

by Green, Jessica (2016); Published by European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Blog

A mapped series of transcribed letters written by children while in transit on the first Kindertransport on 1 December 1938. The letters are addressed to their families back in Germany while the children are leaving them behind for the safety of England. They were subsequently transcribed by an anonymous source and sent to the JCIO by somebody who identified himself as Herr Flörsheim (or Mr Flörsheim) from Amsterdam. Beyond those few details, nothing is known about the specific provenance of this item or the individual children who wrote the letters themselves.