7 episodes

A documentary series using firsthand testimony to uncover the story of the Kindertransport - the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and Austria in 1938-39.

Kindertransport: Remembering & Rethinking The Association of Jewish Refugees

    • History

A documentary series using firsthand testimony to uncover the story of the Kindertransport - the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and Austria in 1938-39.

    Episode 6: Against the Backdrop of War

    Episode 6: Against the Backdrop of War

    War is declared and as a result, the Kindertransports stop. But this is not the end of the Kindertransport story. In Britain, the child refugees disperse across the country in their attempts to find suitable living and working arrangements.

    • 27 min
    Episode 5: Dovercourt

    Episode 5: Dovercourt

    The first stop for many Kindertransport refugees was a bitterly cold off-season holiday camp. Here, children formed a unique community while waiting for homes to be found for them.

    • 23 min
    Episode 4: First Impressions

    Episode 4: First Impressions

    With the political hurdles cleared, boatloads of children begin arriving on British shores. Today, they remember their first days of bemusement and trauma.

    • 22 min
    Episode 3: The Decision Makers

    Episode 3: The Decision Makers

    British policy makers respond to the heightening danger, setting off a scramble to secure places on the Kindertransport.

    • 29 min
    Episode 2: What Was Left Behind

    Episode 2: What Was Left Behind

    What was ordinary life like before the Kindertransport, and how did it change under the Nazis?

    • 28 min
    Episode 1: The Journey

    Episode 1: The Journey

    Decades after they were sent to safety in Britain as unaccompanied children, five refugees recall the day they fled from Nazism.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

A Lishak ,

AJR Refugee Voices

Unbelievably important resource. Proof, if proof was needed, that the authentic voice of the eye-witness can forever remain at the heart of learning and commemoration of The Holocaust.
Antony Lishak
Learning from the Righteous

Tevyeh ,

Superb Oral History - not to be missed

This is a truly remarkable series. It provides first-hand testimony not only of the horrors of the 1930s onward but places the memories of the witnesses in their historical, political and human context.

Shabana Da'oud ,

Refugee Voices Episode 1

An intelligent, sensitive and thought provoking podcast on the experiences of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.

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