Union helps sponsor Kindertransport event

02 December 2008

Seventy years ago today – on 2 December 1938 – 200 children stepped from a train at Liverpool Street station. They were the first of 10,000 mainly Jewish children to arrive in this country fleeing the Nazis. ASLEF helped to sponsor a theatre event at the station to commemorate the anniversary.


The British government would not accept their parents so the children stood at the train station, confused and lost, waiting to be led away to foster homes, hostels or camps. They were the lucky one. By the end of the war over a million and a half children left behind were dead.


Throughout today Suitcase Productions, with drama students from John Moores University, are re-enacting these heart-rending scenes. They bring home with great force these terrible events to commuters passing through the station.


More information about Kinder Transport is available at www.ajr.org.uk/kindertransport


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