Kindertransport (also Refugee Children Movement or “RCM'”) is the name given to the rescue mission that took place nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Free City of Danzig.

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War Effort

…more than a thousand Kindertransporte refugees served in the armed forces,
among them some three hundred girls.

Thirty lost their lives.

The Jewish Brigade was composed of ardent Zionists who carried their missionary zeal through the displaced persons camps of Europe. It seemed like home to Henry Schwartz, though it came as a surprise to find that he was not immediately accepted.


Barry Turner
…And the Policeman Smiled
10,000 Children Escape from Nazi Europe
Bloomsbury Publishing [1991]