Kindertransport - Resources
Excellent resources for schools to study the Kindertransport in the context of the Nazi Holocaust. Resources, lesson plans and worksheets included.
Global Communities: Learning about Refugee Issues - books full of ideas and activities, one each for Primary and Secondary schools. See pages 52-54 in the Primary Book, and pages 64-70 in the Secondary book.
Organisation of Kindertransport survivors based in the USA. Helpful 'Frequently Asked Questions' section.
Details of a Channel 4 film about the Kindertransport. Contains a brief history, useful photos plus details of how to buy the film.
An award winning film made about the Kindertransport. Useful photos and a study guide.
Useful background information
'My knees were jumping: remembering the holocaust'. Includes short interviews with survivors.
Brief introduction, and description of the memorial at Liverpool Street station.
Kindertransport by Olga Levy Drucker
Published by Holt (Henry) & Co ,U.S.; Owlet Ed edition (1998) ISBN-10: 0805042512
The author describes the circumstances in Germany after Hitler came to power that led to the evacuation of many Jewish children to England and her experiences as a young girl in England during World War II. For ages 9-12
The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank £7.99
Published by Penguin Books Ltd; Re-issue edition (2007) ISBN-10: 0141032006
In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary – an intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak.
Anne Frank's Story by Carol Ann Lee £4.99
Published by Puffin Books (2001) ISBN-10: 0141309261
The life story of Anne Frank, from her early happy childhood in Frankfurt, growing up in Amsterdam, her two years in hiding and the last few months of her life in the concentration camps. Narrated in six clearly written chapters, this biography for children answers the many detailed questions about Anne that readers of the Diary often have, and includes interesting anecdotes from friends who survived her. There is a Historical Note at the beginning of the book and a map of Europe, so that children will be able to understand the situation at the time.
The Story of Anne Frank (DK Readers: Level 3) by Brenda Ralph Lewis £7.45
Published by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (2001) ISBN-10: 0789473798
Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine
ISBN 0 237 52630 1 Published by Evans
A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese holocaust Centre learned about her life, after Hana's suitcase was sent to her. Moving and beautifully told. Suitable for ages 10 and above.