The Future of Kindertransport Research: Archives, Diaries, Databases, Fiction

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This article examines the future of research on the Kindertransport and how different types of material can contribute to creating a fuller picture. Archival collections such as the papers of the Israelische Kultusgemeinde Wien, now held in Jerusalem, can illuminate hitherto neglected phenomena such as some families' conception of the Kindertransport as a means of uniting rather than separating themselves. Diaries held in public and private collections provide contemporary insights into the Kindertransport experience and the newly published Kindersurvey is a powerful retrospective summary. The article concludes with an investigation of the function and significance of the Kindertransport as a theme in British popular culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Kindertransport to Britain 1938/39. New Prespectives
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-90-420-3615-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameYearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies


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