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The Kindertransport (German for "children's transport") was an organised rescue effort of children (but not their parents) from Nazi-controlled territory 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. The programme was supported, publicised, and encouraged by the British government. Importantly the British government waived the visa immigration requirements that were not within the ability of the British Jewish community to fulfil. The British government put no number limit on the programme – it was the start of the Second World War that brought it to an end, at which time about 10,000 kindertransport children had been brought to the United Kingdom. Smaller numbers of children were taken in via the programme by the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, and Switzerland. The term "kindertransport" is sometimes used for the rescue of mainly Jewish children, without their parents, from Nazi Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. An example is the 1,000 Chateau de La Hille children who went to Belgium. However, often the "kindertransport" is used to refer to the organised programme to the United Kingdom. The Central British Fund for German Jewry (now World Jewish Relief) was established in 1933 to support in whatever way possible the needs of Jews in Germany and Austria. In the United States, the Wagner–Rogers Bill was introduced in Congress, which would have increased the quota of immigrants by bringing a total of 20,000 Jewish children, but due to opposition from Senator Robert Rice Reynolds, it never left committee.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Rowledge House 1942-1945 A Jewish Bachad hostel was established here in 1942 by Shalom & Edie Markovitch for the 32 evacuee, refugee and Kindertransport children

Rowledge House, School Road, Rowledge, Farnham, United Kingdom where it sited

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