The Holocaust and Wales: Kindertransport 2


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Fleeing across Europe to escape the Nazis, about 10,000 Jewish children arrived in Britain between December 1938 and September 1939 on the Kindertransport (children’s transport). The British government only admitted unaccompanied minors through this scheme, even though most of them had lived with their parents and other members of their families before their flight. In this collection of resources, we explore some of the stories of child refugees who came on the Kindertransport to Wales.

Image above: Dorothy Fleming (left) and her sister Lisi (right), 1938. © From the collection at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, UK.


Kindertransport 2: The Journey to Britain. 

This second resource explores the Kindertransport journey of a young Austrian Jewish girl, Dorothy Fleming. She made this journey to Britain in 1939 before eventually settling with her family in Cardiff.


This resource was produced as part of the 'Côf a lithr, llythyrau a geidw: creating Holocaust resources for Welsh schools' partnership project between Centre for the Movement of People (CMOP), Aberystwyth University, and Jewish History Association of South Wales/Cymdeithas Hanes Iddewig De Cymru (JHASW/CHIDC). The project is kindly supported by the Association of Jewish Refugees, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, Jewish Historical Society of England and Garfield Weston Foundation.


Curriculum for Wales

Health and Wellbeing, Humanities, Languages, Literacy and Communication

Age: 9-14 / Progression Step: £ & 4


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. It is one of a series of 4 on the topic of 'Kindertransport’. Here are links to the other resources in this series:

Kindertransport 1

Kindertransport 3

Kindertransport 4


See the Quick Links below for content to accompany this resource.

Curriculum for Wales

Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3
Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3
Age: 8-11 / Progression Step 3
Age: 11-14 / Progression Step 4
Age: 11-14 / Progression Step 4
Age: 11-14 / Progression Step 4

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Kindertransport_2_Adnoddau.pdf (Opens in a new window) Kindertransport_2_Nodiadau_athrawon.pdf (Opens in a new window) Kindertransport_2_Resources.pdf (Opens in a new window) Kindertransport_2_Teachers_notes.pdf (Opens in a new window)

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