Vera Schaufeld first came to England on the Kindertransport in 1939 from Czechoslovakia, and has dedicated her life to teaching adults and children with little or no knowledge of the English language. Vera was involved in the establishment of the The National Holocaust Centre and Museum and has frequently spoken […]
Eva Heller arrived at the Prague airport with her father, Ewald, and her brother, Holger, on January 12, 1939. She and 22 other children waved goodbye to their parents for the camera, then boarded a KLM plane bound for London on a Kindertransport organized by Sir Nicholas Winton. She would […]
In 1939, a young British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton saved 669 Jewish kids from Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust by providing them safe passage to Britain. He never spoke of what he did and it remained a secret for fifty years until his wife discovered a scrapbook in the attic with […]
On 2 July 1942, 82 children from Lidice — a small village in Czechoslovakia — were transferred to the Łódź Gestapo office.
Those 82 boys and girls were then transported to an extermination camp at Chełmno 34 miles away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them. Never Again. Source: We Are The Jews