Thursday, June 1, 2017

Saving Jack: A Kindertransport Story

Kindertransport Passengers - Courtesy of the 
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Max Stern
In 1938 and 1939, the British provided homes for nearly ten thousand children and teens from the Nazi occupied countries of Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia, saving them from sure death in the ghettos, concentration camps, and gas chambers of WWII Europe. To read how this amazing endeavor began, clink on the link to my April 1st post: The Kindertransports: Nearly 10,000 Children Rescued from Nazi Territory.  

Who were these rescued children and what are their stories?

Jack Hellman lived in the little village of Tann, Germany, population fifteen hundred and eight percent Jewish. His parents owned a general store where they sold feathers and down, piece goods, and ready-to-wear items. Jack’s family observed Jewish holidays, ate strictly kosher meals, and attended the local synagogue faithfully.

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