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Introduction by Peter Landé

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From December 1938 through September 1939, about 10,000 Jewish children up to the age of 17 from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Danzig were brought for “temporary” residence to England.  Unaccompanied by parents, these children were hosted by English families until the end of World War II.

Neither the German nor the English governments have ever released name lists of the children, though many appear in publications of the Kindertransport Association based in London.

This database was extracted from International Tracing Service (ITS) files, and consists of a mixture of German departure and English arrival lists for German children.  The information consists of names, dates and places of birth and, in some cases, street addresses.  The notation “deleted” by some names indicates that this individual was scheduled to travel on a particular transport but, for no stated reason, did not do so.


This database includes 674 records of children who arrived in England in the Kindertransports.

The fields for this database are as follows:

  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Origin
  • Street Address in Town of Origin
  • Date of Arrival
  • Comments


The information contained in this database was compiled from files of the International Tracing Service (ITS), copies of which are held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), collection RG 59.075 mh 55-704.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.

Nolan Altman
September, 2014

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