Kindertransporte train arrives at Liverpool St 70 years on
A SPECIAL arrival at platform 10 in London’s Liverpool Street station today commemorates the Kindertransporte trains which saved 669 children brought out of Nazi Germany when the Second World War began
A SPECIAL arrival at platform 10 in London’s Liverpool Street station today (Friday) commemorates the Kindertransporte trains which saved 669 children brought out of Nazi Germany when the Second World War began.
A young broker named Nicholas Winton organised the papers for the Jewish children who managed to get onto eight trains for London.
Britain let in 10,000 Jewish youngsters between 1938 and ’39.
Today’s arrival commemorates the last to reach London before war broke out.
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Sir Nicolas Winton, who is now 100 and was knighted for his humanitarian work, will be at the station to welcome 170 people off the train, including 22 of the original refugees he helped save seven decades ago.
The commemoration train left Prague in the Czech Republic earlier in the week and is due in at Liverpool Street about 10am today.
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It will be 70 years to the day when the last train arrived on September 4, 1939, the day after War was declared.
The child refugees on that last train never saw their families again. Most of their parents perished later in the Nazi death camps of Occupied Europe.
Sir Nicholas had kept his involvement in the Kindertransporte secret for many years.
It was only in the late 1980s that his wife found a photo album in the attic and learnt about the lives he had saved.