Refugee Experiences

In 1933 Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party came to power in Germany and immediately started to single out and persecute German Jewry. On 9th November 1938, the Nazis organised a violent attack against Jews across Germany, known as The Night of Broken Glass. This night marked a turning point and many Jews were now desperate to leave Germany and move somewhere safer. After this terrible event, the British government allowed more people to move to Britain from Germany and Austria. This rescue mission became known as the Kindertransport. Between December 1938 and September 1939 nearly 10,000 Jewish refugee children were admitted into Britain.

Watch this film to hear eight refugees share their different experiences leaving Nazi Germany in the 1930s, just before the start of WWII.

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