This Sunday saw the 75th Anniversary of the Kindertransport, a rescue mission 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 Nazi 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.
Our dear clients, World Jewish Relief (then called The Central British Fund for German Jewry) was established in 1933 as a direct result and to support in whatever way possible the needs of Jews both in Germany and Austria.
To mark this historic anniversary, World Jewish Relief held a commemorative event at Liverpool Street Station, with many ‘Kinder’, now elderly people in their eighties, in attendance. Steph was in attendance for our team, photographing Henry Grunwald OBE QC, the President of World Jewish Relief, and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, among many others. It was a truly moving event, one which makes us proud to be associated with World Jewish Relief and one which makes us proud of the United Kingdom playing a part in saving the lives of 10,000 children in a very dark period of modern history.
Here are some images from the day…