Lessons from refugees

June 23, 2011

Coinciding with Refugee Week, the Jewish Council for Racial Equality has launched an online resource for educators about the Kindertransport and other refugees.

The Journey to Safety website will feature background information on the Kindertransport, guidance on oral history interviewing and lesson plans for teachers. Interviews with former refugees were taped for the resource by pupils aged between 10 and 14 as part of Jcore's's Kindertransport project with London schools.

Financial support has come from the Pincus Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Jcore's Talya Sive said "the Kindertransport story is one that children can immediately relate to. They also give an insight into the experience of today's refugees to Britain, especially those of children arriving here on their own."

Last updated: 3:01pm, June 23 2011