Kindertransport was an operation to save Jewish children from Germany and occupied countries in 1938 and 1939. Almost 10,000 children were transported to the UK through this program.

While I have found a web site dedicated to this operation, it does not seem to have any information on specific children rescued.

Does such a list exist, and, if so, can it be searched online?

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There may be some information available at The National Archives described here which leads you to a searchable catalogue at http://www.movinghere.org.uk/default.htm.

UK passenger lists do not generally record travel within Europe: see TNA

Have you seen wjr.org.uk/about-us/kindertransport and ajr.org.uk? Also, kindertransport.org/resources.aspx?cat=9 (which you've probably looked at) might be a good starting point.

There is a GREAT resource for family members available here...just need to send request for your family member who was on the KT... https://www.worldjewishrelief.org/about-us/your-family-history


Yesterday, online records related to the Kindertransport children became available through FindMyPast:

This is a fascinating collection of digitised government documents relating to the Kindertransport operation, dating from 1939 to 1945, held by The National Archives. The records may reveal when and where your ancestor arrived in Britain. This is not a complete list of all the children rescued from Nazi occupied Europe, but the records give a unique insight into the experience of the Kinder from their arrival, between 1938 and 1939, to the end of WWII.

This collection appears to be co-extensive with those held by the National Archives but this may provide another way for you to access them.


Try posting a query to the e-mail listserves at JewishGen.org -- they are a knowledgeable bunch and the site is free to use.

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