Captive Children

David Lloyd James reads out a list of relatives the children are hoping to trace, with a short history of each child. All have been through harrowing experiences, having lost close family members, and all are now homeless.

This is the third programme in a series of five.

In November 1938 the British government relaxed immigration laws to allow Jewish children to take refuge in Britain. Around 10,000 children fled Germany, Austria, Poland and other parts of Europe in what became known as the Kindertransport scheme. Most never saw their parents again.

↗ Originally broadcast 5 August 1946.

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