"From the mother who will never forget you" - Understanding the Kindertransport

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  6 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 1 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE NETS
Subject Area:
 Character Education, English Language Arts, European History, Expository Reading and Writing, Media & Digital Literacy, Visual Arts, World History

This Information Quest activity introduces students to the Kindertransport, the transport of child refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe to England, and its effects on the children who experienced the journey.

It provides important historical context for the book, The Children of Willesden Lane, the story of one child's journey from Westbahnhof station to Willesden Lane and beyond.

Students will engage in a close reading of a variety of texts, develop an appreciation for the historical context of the story and listen to first person accounts of the experience on the Kindertransport.

Learn more about the partnership:

New Begin Activity »