Kindertransport

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The Kindertransport (German for "children's transport") was an organised rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, schools and farms. Often they were the only members of their families who survived the Holocaust. World Jewish Relief (then called The Central British Fund for German Jewry) was established in 1933 to support in whatever way possible the needs of Jews both in Germany and Austria. Records for many of the children who arrived in the UK through the Kindertransports are maintained by World Jewish Relief.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Hope Square dedicated to the Children of the Kindertransport who found hope and safety in Britain through the gateway of Liverpool Street Station Association of Jewish Refugees, Central British Fund for World Jewish Relief 2006

Hope Square, Liverpool Street Station, London, United Kingdom where it was

Children of the Kindertransport In gratitude to the people of Britain for saving the lives of 10,000 unaccompied mainly Jewish children who fled from Nazi persecution in 1938 and 1939 "Whosoever rescues a single soul is credited as thought they had saved the whole world" Talmud

Hope Square, Liverpool Street, London, United Kingdom where it was