Six from Leipzig

Kindertransport and the Cambridge Refugee Children’s Committee
  • Gertrude W. Dubrovsky


In the tally of victims, not counted are those who fled the madness and escaped with their lives. Though they did not go up in smoke, they lost their homes, their families, and their place in society. Among those were children who were shipped out from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland just before Germany marched into Poland and England was drawn into the war. To save their children, parents sent them to Holland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal — in fact, to any country that permitted them to enter. The largest number, 10,000, were sent to England where they survived; most never saw their parents after their last goodbye.


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