The Holocaust and Wales: Kindertransport Lesson 1


Cover image


Fleeing across Europe to escape the Nazis, about 10,000 Jewish children arrived in Great Britain between December 1938 and May 1940 on 'Kindertransport' (Children’s Transport). Most of them had to travel without their parents or other family members. Several of them ended up in Wales. In this collection of resources, we explore some of the stories of child refugees who came on Kindertransport to Wales.

Image above: Dorothy Fleming, aged four, standing in Rathauspark in Vienna. The photograph was taken in 1932. © From the collection at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, UK.


Kindertransport Lesson 1: Jewish life in Central Europe before World War 2. 

This first lesson explores the life of a young Austrian Jewish girl, Dorothy Fleming, before she arrived 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.


Key Stage 3

History, Literacy skills, Art and design


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 Lesson 2

Kindertransport Lesson 3

Kindertransport Lesson 4


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

Download Teaching Resource

L1_Kindertransport_Cynllun_Gwers.pdf (Opens in a new window) L1_Kindertransport_Taflen_Waith.pdf (Opens in a new window) L1_Kindertransport_Lesson_Plan.pdf (Opens in a new window) L1_Kindertransport_Worksheet.pdf (Opens in a new window)


You must be logged in to leave a comment