"Harwich: Kindertransport Survivors Share Memories (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)." Harwich and Manningtree Standard. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2012. <http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/localnews/4584539.Harwich__Kindertransport_survivors_share_memories/>.
The Holocaust was one of the world’s darkest time periods. In the years between 1933 and 1939, the Nazi party had killed six million Jews. These Jews were brutally killed by killing squads, in death camps, and sometimes in their own homes. Perhaps the saddest part about the Holocaust was the loss of so many children. One effort to prevent the deaths of Jewish children was a rescue effort called Kindertransport (Holocaust).
Kindertransport was the name of rescue efforts between 1938 and 1940 which transported thousands of refugee German and Jewish children from Nazi Germany to safer countries in Europe and across seas (Rescuing). The first event that caused these efforts to begin is Kristallnacht, or ‘night of broken glass’. This was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Germany on November 9-10th. All over Nazi Germany, Jewish synagogues were burned, and Jews were brutally beaten and killed on the street. All police units were ordered to stand down, and not interfere with violent actions against Jews. A few days after Kristalllnacht, a delegation of British Jewish leaders asked the British Prime Minister to permit the temporary admission of children to England, who would later return to Germany. After some deliberation, the cabinet committee on refugees came to a decision that England would accept unaccompanied children under the age of 17. Immediately following this decision, networks of German volunteers were organized to make lists of teenagers and children that were in highest danger. These children were either in concentration camps, in orphanages, extremely poor, or had parents in concentration camps. On November 25, the