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The battle of BritishnessMigrant journeys, 1685 to the present$
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Tony Kushner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719066405

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719066405.001.0001

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Constructing (another) ideal refugee journey: the Kinder

Constructing (another) ideal refugee journey: the Kinder

(p.118) (p.119) 5 Constructing (another) ideal refugee journey: the Kinder
The battle of Britishness

Tony Kushner

Manchester University Press

The Kindertransport was a voluntary movement organized by the British government in 1938 that brought 10,000 Jewish and other children from Nazi Europe to Britain. This chapter discusses narratives of the Kindertransport journeys, which allowed for the movement of refugee children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland rescued from Nazi persecution. It highlights the generosity of the British people towards Jewish refugees during the Holocaust period, and explores the reasons why the Kindertransport was subjected to widespread public and media attention since its arrival in 1938.

Keywords:   Kindertransport, Nazi Europe, Britain, refugee children, Nazi persecution, Jewish refugees, Holocaust

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