The Holocaust and Wales: Kindertransport Lesson 4


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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: Renate Collins's ID card. Image courtesy of Renate Collins. Image source: Centre for the Movement of People, Aberystwyth University.


Kindertransport Lesson 4: Life in Wales.

The fourth lesson explores a range of locations across Wales where the Kindertransportees lived and the impact of Kindertransport on the local history in Wales. This lesson is an opportunity to reflect on the knowledge gained in the previous three Kindertransport lessons.


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


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 1

Kindertransport Lesson 2

Kindertransport Lesson 3


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

Curriculum for Wales

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

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L4_Kindertransport_Cynllun_Gwers.pdf (Opens in a new window) L4_Kindertransport_Taflen_Waith.pdf (Opens in a new window) L4_Kindertransport_Lesson Plan.pdf (Opens in a new window) L4_Kindertransport_Worksheet.pdf (Opens in a new window)

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