Re: English families who fostered kindertransport children #unitedkingdom

Jill Whitehead

Three members of my Edinburgh Brown family (Brin from what is now Vistytis, Lithuania) took in Kindertransport children (in Scotland not England) from Berlin (previously from Dessau) Germany. They were reunited with their mother at the end of the war - she was an Ophthalmologist who managed to escape to New York. The Browns went to a meeting in Edinburgh and were shown photographs of children who required support. I wrote an article on them in 2016 in Shemot, the Journal of the JGSGB,  after being contacted by one of the children who was living in the Seattle area - sadly he died at Xmas 2019. The experience of being uprooted several times, from Germany to Edinburgh to New York, had a lasting impact on the children, but at least they had loving families in Edinburgh - some did not, while others locally were placed in communal agricultural establishments in the Midlothian area. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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