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This is a play, not history/ historical fiction....,
This review is from: Kindertransport (Paperback)Keeping in mind that the Nazis are believed to have killed between 1 million and 1.5 million Jewish children.....the saving of at least 17,000 by the Kindertransport, which took them to foster homes, orphanages, etc in Great Britain, was an important feat.
Where was the U.S? Uninvolved, despite top officials being aware of what was happening, and in those years even leaving Visas open and unused rather than allowing Jews (with professions or trades who could have supported themselves and their families) to be killed. Severe anti-Semitism in the State Dept, is said to be behind this tragic lack of empathy.....not even children were taken in, as England, despite being on a war footing, with severe rationing, did. Shameful!!
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Initial post: Sep 19, 2012 1:47:46 PM PDT
morgan fletcher says:
In the film "Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" (2000), it was said that the US Congress debated whether to be part of the Kindertransport" and voted against it on the grounds that it would be sin against God to separate children from their parents. Bizarre logic.
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