The War Of The United States

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On the morning of November 9, 1938, “sturmabteilungen” authorities commissioned by the Nazi regime enforced violent “pogroms” against Jewish communities. The orchestrated nationwide campaign of street violence across Germany, known as “Kristallnacht” (Night of the broken glass) lasted only two days but amalgamated the burning of thousands of Jewish homes, synagogues and businesses. The British government persuaded by public opinion and parliament, eased immigration restrictions to allow the passage of ten thousand Jewish refugee children. British authorities agreed to permit children under the age of 17 years old to enter Great Britain, on the basis that they would return home after the violent prosecutions of Jews subsided. Private citizens proposed a disposition, funding would be provided to support the education and personal care of each child emigrant. No one would have predicted the immense influence this transport would make post war. Many of the children would never return to their homeland nor the care of their parents, more importantly they were given a chance to live. In my paper I will explore a lesser-known history of the Holocaust: I will unearth the procedures, policy and experiences of the refugee children to the relief support provided by Britain from 1938 to 1940. Many historians argue that Britain did little to nothing to stop Nazi interference in Germany, and the Kindertransport would ultimately prove to be an insignificant cause. However Britain’s

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