Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Bio/Hist: Epstein, E.J. Dict. of the Holocaust, c1997: p. 158 (Kindertransport: successful transports of 9,354 German, Austrian, and Czech Jewish children to private homes and institutions in England from 1938-1939. The children were unescorted and their parents were left behind) Edelheit, A.J. History of the Holocaust, 1994: p. 269 (Kindertransporte (German): children's transports: convoys of trains or trucks made up entirely of Jewish children caught during Nazi roundups and transported to the death factories. The term was also used in some instances to denote convoys of children from Germany or other occupied countries that were able to leave Europe for temporary or permanent shelter)
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter from the Jewish Welfare and Youth Welfare Office in Berlin notifying the Loewensteins of Heinrich Loewenstein's [Henry Lowenstein, written in this letter as Ernst] place on the Kindertransport. The letter contains the date, time, and location of departure of the transport and Heinrich's permit number. Translation by Henry Loewenstein: "Jewish Welfare and Children's Care Organization, May 25, 1939. We notify you herewith that the transport to England in which your child Ernst is to...
Dates: 1939 May 29
Overview Letter on Hampstead Garden Suburb Care Committee for Refugee Children letterhead addressed to Dr. Max Loewenstein. The letter informed Dr. Max Loewenstein the committee had guaranteed a place for Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] on the Kindertransport. If further states that Heinrich's paperwork was received on February 20, 1939 and that the committee will deal with the German authorities. The English Parliament passed a law permitting German Jewish children to settle in England and...
Dates: after 1939 February 20
Overview Undated letter addressed to Dr. Max Loewenstein from the "Hampstead Garden Suburb Care Committee for Refugee Children, associated with, The World Movement for the Care of Children from Germany. (British inter-aid Committee)." This letter informs the Loewensteins that they can send clothing to Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] in packages weighing less than 10 kilos to an address included in the letter through the British Post. The letter is signed by the secretary of the committee.
Dates: circa 1939
Overview Ernst Heinrich Loewenstein [Henry Lowenstein] was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925 to a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. To escape Nazi brutality, he was sent on the Kindertransport to England in 1939. His parents, Dr. Max and Maria Loewenstein, and his half-sister, Karin Steinberg, remained in Berlin during World War II. Shortly after the war the family emigrated to the United States to avoid persecution. Materials in this collection include legal documents and correspondence,...
Dates: 1848-2014; Majority of material found within 1939-1948
Overview An unedited video interview with Henry Lowenstein on three DVDs. A fourth DVD holds the MP4 copies of the interview.
Dates: 2011 February 5-20
Overview Interview covers prewar experiences in Poland, antisemitism, and children's transport to Britain.
Dates: 1984 May 2
Item — Object B398.01.00002: Series B398.01 [U186023282304]
Overview Framed drawing of Richard Simon by artist Deborah Howard. Drawing is largely black and white with light brown accents through his hair. Richard Simon is looking directly at the viewer.