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Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, Part 5

Great Britain was the only country to widely open its doors to German Jews.  In the first half of 1939, fifty thousand Jews - including 10,000 unaccompanied children from various places in Europe - went to England.

Although parting was painful, the "Kindertransport" saved the lives of many people.  By 1941, those Jews who hadn't voluntarily left Germany would be unable to leave at all.  Hitler had closed the exits - except to concentration camps. 

More than one-third of Germany's pre-war Jewish population was eventually sent to those camps.

See, also:

Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, Part 1

Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, Part 2

Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, Part 3

Kristallnacht - The Night of Broken Glass, Part 4


Media Credits

From a documentary on Kristallnacht, David Clarke, Producer; Laszlo Barna, Executive Producer.  

Clip online, courtesy History Television and Canadian Television Fund (now known as Canada Media Fund). 

 

 

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