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In 1938, nine months before the official beginning of WWII, England opened its borders to around 10,000 children - mostly Jewish - who were fleeing the Nazi regime. The children were sent, without their parents, out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia in a process that became known as Kindertransport. At a time when most Jewish families were prevented from traveling abroad by lack of funds or stringent visa controls, this program was a miracle.

In 1938, nine months before the official beginning of WWII, England opened its borders to around 10,000 children - mostly Jewish - who were fleeing the Nazi regime. The children were sent, without their parents, out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia in a process that became known as Kindertransport. At a time when most Jewish families were prevented from traveling abroad by lack of funds or stringent visa controls, this program was a miracle.

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Kindertransport: A rescue mission began in 1938 of 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland transported to the UK.  Often, they were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust.  Documentary and Book:  Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport - Wikipedia - IMDB

Kindertransport: A rescue mission began in 1938 of 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland transported to the UK. Often, they were the only members of their family to survive the Holocaust. Documentary and Book: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport - Wikipedia - IMDB

Irma Grese-At age 19, she found herself a supervisor at Ravensbrück which was used as a training camp for many female SS guards, just at the time the Nazi anti-Jewish programmes were at their height in July 1942. In March 1943 she was transferred to Auschwitz. She later did a further spell at Ravensbrück and then went to Bergen-Belsen in March 1945. Irma rose to the rank of Oberaufseherin in the autumn of 1943, in day to day control of around 30,000 women prisoners, mainly Polish and Hung…

Irma Grese-At age 19, she found herself a supervisor at Ravensbrück which was used as a training camp for many female SS guards, just at the time the Nazi anti-Jewish programmes were at their height in July 1942. In March 1943 she was transferred to Auschwitz. She later did a further spell at Ravensbrück and then went to Bergen-Belsen in March 1945. Irma rose to the rank of Oberaufseherin in the autumn of 1943, in day to day control of around 30,000 women prisoners, mainly Polish and Hung…

Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia. Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten. They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot. Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them. In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941. Follow link for their names.

Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia. Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten. They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot. Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them. In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941. Follow link for their names.

The Kindertransport is the name given to the mission that took place in the nine months before the outbreak of WW II. The UK took in nearly 10,000 mostly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Danzig. They were placed in foster homes, hostels, and farms. Most of the rescued children survived the war. A small number were reunited with parents who had either spent the war in hiding or survived the Nazi camps, but the majority, found their parents had been…

The Kindertransport is the name given to the mission that took place in the nine months before the outbreak of WW II. The UK took in nearly 10,000 mostly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Danzig. They were placed in foster homes, hostels, and farms. Most of the rescued children survived the war. A small number were reunited with parents who had either spent the war in hiding or survived the Nazi camps, but the majority, found their parents had been…

Shoes on the Danube Promenade - Holocaust Memorial, Budapest -To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militia in 1944–45. Erected April 2005 © Nikodem Nijaki

Shoes on the Danube Promenade - Holocaust Memorial, Budapest -To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militia in 1944–45. Erected April 2005 © Nikodem Nijaki

Vichy police escorting French citizens for Jewish deportation in Marseilles, 1943

Vichy police escorting French citizens for Jewish deportation in Marseilles, 1943

This image shows Romani children in Auschwitz, Poland. They were the subjects of horrible medical experiments by the "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele. He sent many of them to the gas chambers himself.

This image shows Romani children in Auschwitz, Poland. They were the subjects of horrible medical experiments by the "Angel of Death" Dr. Joseph Mengele. He sent many of them to the gas chambers himself.

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