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December 7, 2023

Commemorating the 85th Anniversary of the Kindertransport


World Jewish Relief and The Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) held a commemorative service in London to mark the 85th anniversary of the Kindertransport. 

Hailed as one of the greatest rescue missions in British history, between 1938 and 1939, the Kindertransport saved the lives of approximately 10,000 mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied Europe. These children are known as the ‘Kinder’.

World Jewish Relief played a critical role in the Kindertransport, in lobbying for, bringing over, and caring for the unaccompanied Jewish children who arrived here, along with other organizations.

The UK Chief Rabbi led a moving service, which took place in front of the Kindertransport statue sculpted at Liverpool Street Station, London, by Frank Meisler, a Kinder himself. Liverpool Street Station was the arrival point for many of the rescued children. The service also included a moving testimony from one of the Kinder, Alexandra Greensted. Many other Kinder, and their families, gathered to honor those involved in bringing it about.