Kindertransport is the name of series of rescue efforts which brought thousands of Jewish refugee children to Great Britain between 1938 and 1940. It happened after Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) on November 9-10, 1938. Parents made unbelievable choices - to give up their children to save their lives. British authorities allowed children under age 17 to enter Great Britain. These children traveled by train/ship and were placed in private homes, orphanages, hostels or schools for the duration of the war. After the war many children from the Kindertransport became citizens of Great Britain, or emigrated to newly established Israel, United States, Canada or Australia. Most of them never saw their parents again, because their parents were murdered in the Holocaust. The Kindertransport saved the lives of over 10,000 children!
'Memories that won't go away' by Michelle M. Gold and illustrated by Gabriella Y. Karin is in memory of the children who were saved by the Kindertransport.
"In the thick spine of this book, and on the pages that fill it, we witness a scholarly and creative narrative account that looks closely at the plight and the humanity of hundreds of children saved through the Kindertransport. This tender care in bringing into the light the stories of individual children and their families saturates each page with all that is good in the human instinct to protect and to save. The love in this labor is evident and is a true testament to the passion of the author and the artistry of the illustrator."
Executive Director, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust