Inside the (Acid-Free) Box: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Stories from the Kindertransport
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In response to the brutality of Kristallnacht, several organizations worked together to bring Jewish children under Nazi occupation to safety. Roughly 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and modern-day Poland were sent to the U.K on Kindertransports. The first train carrying refugee children left Berlin on December 1, 1939, and trains were halted when borders were closed due to the outbreak of World War II. The vast majority of the rescued children never saw their families again, as they were murdered in the Holocaust. As they said goodbye to their families, the children clutched a few precious items. They wrote heart-breaking letters from their new homes, trying to learn of the fate of their parents.
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