Memories of the Kindertransport

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Form 6 have been investigating what it was like to be a young Jew in Nazi Germany. They have been learning about the experiences of those children whose families made the brave choice to send them to safety in the UK, as child refugees on the Kindertransport.   

Inspired by their stories, and the novels they have studied this term, The Diary of Anne Frank and the semi-autobiographical classic When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit which tackle prejudice, exile and displacement, they created luggage labels endorsed with messages to honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition. 

Some of the children also had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a unique interactive story game called The Journey which narrated the gripping story of Leo, a young Jewish boy in Berlin during the 1930s who has to cope with the growing antisemitism and goes through the Kristallnacht to the Kindertransports.