Kindertransport and Lebensborn
Kindertransport the act that saved hundreds of lives. Nine months before World War ll, roughly 10,000 innocent children left their families and childhoods behind. They were asked not to cry and show no emotion what so ever. Then the parents were also asked the same question. Many parents ended up turning and crying because they were watching their babies go off to a safe place. Although that place was unknown, they lost their babies forever. Many of the families that were left behind were sent to concentration camps or death trains. Once the children got to their final destination, they exited the train and people greeted them and that was their new family. British leaders took it upon themselves to get the children out. December 2, 1938, the first train left a Jewish orphanage in Berlin and transported about 196 children. Children were sent out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The Red Cross was involved in getting the children out of Nazi Regime. Children did not know that the sight of their parents at the train station was the last time they were actually going to see each other. There were not enough Jewish families for all 10,000 children. Many Quaker families adopted the Jewish children.