Wonder Podcast

Season 1 Episode 4

 

Leather Suitcase

 

Today, we live in a world of 24-hour media where images are beamed across the globe within seconds of an event, enabling us to see, hear and connect with people and their lives.

 

Over 75 years ago though this was entirely different, news from other parts of the world was limited, edited and much slower to reach us.

 

During World War II there was a refugee crisis like never before but out of this shone a short but lasting beacon of light in one of the worst periods of our history.

 

This beacon of light led to a series of rescue missions for mainly Jewish children fleeing the German regime. The missions were informally called Kindertransport (or transportation of children) and took place in the 15 months between December 1938 and May 1940.

 

The Kindertransport is an amazing story of the true wonder of the human capacity for kindness and connection during the darkest of times. Let’s find out more.

 

Document for one of the children who came to Britain, courtesy of girlmuseum.org

SOURCES:

The sources I mentioned in the show are listed below

Kindertransport Information- The National Archives

Six Stories – Imperial War Museum

Holocaust information – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Voyage of the St. Louis – Facing History

Background – Kindertransport Association

 

MUSIC:

The beautiful background music is by a wonderful musician, Daniel Bordovsky, who works under the name Borrtex. You can find more about him at his website here.

I'm Curious

 

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