Re: Jewish Refugee Admissions to the U.S. in 1940 #usa #holocaust

Jill Whitehead

My mother's family in Edinburgh,Scotland and another person in Kent, UK took in one brother and his two sisters from Berlin during the war as Kindertransports. Their mother escaped the Nazis via the Iberian peninsula, but could not get into the USA. She went onto Cuba (with other women in a similar situation), and entered Florida "unofficially", marrying a Polish Jew with US citizenship (her German husband had died of natural causes pre war). The marriage did not last, but she obtained visas for her three children in 1942 and they joined her in respectively 1943, 1944 and 1945. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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