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I remember being on the Kindertransport – my journey was easier than that faced by today’s refugees

However difficult it was for me to watch my mother wave me off, my journey was easy compared to the journeys of asylum seekers today, writes Lord Alf Dubs

Sunday 03 December 2023 17:52 GMT
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<p>The Kindertransport saved the lives of many (mostly Jewish) refugee children by bringing them to safety in the UK from 1938 to 1940 </p>

The Kindertransport saved the lives of many (mostly Jewish) refugee children by bringing them to safety in the UK from 1938 to 1940

It is a bitter irony that the 85th anniversary of the first Kindertransport should coincide with my most recent visit to the Calais camps, where I witnessed the shocking conditions endured by the refugees of today.

The Kindertransport saved the lives of many (mostly Jewish) refugee children by bringing them to safety in the UK. I was one of them.

Although, at six, I was one of the youngest children on the train, I remember the journey.

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