Kindertransport

With the rapidly deteriorating situation for Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe in the late 1930s, the British Government allowed up to 10,000 unaccompanied Jewish children to come here from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. A number of these children came to Scotland, where they were helped by the Jewish community, Jewish and non-Jewish foster families, the Quakers, Episcopalians, Church of Scotland, Christadelphians and others.

The Archives Centre has a rapidly-growing collection of material on those who came to Scotland on the Kindertransport and welcomes more information, photographs, documents and memorabilia.

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