Vera's Journey

This lesson studies the largest organised response to the refugee crisis – the Kindertransport programme – through the experiences of one Czech Jewish girl. The Kindertransport is often presented as a redemptive story, enabling Britain to take pride in the fact that it opened its doors to save the most helpless of Hitler’s potential victims; the lesson enables students to take a more nuanced view, offering insight into the challenges faced by child refugees and the reactions of British society.

Click on the links below to download the teaching notes and classroom resources.

Guidance notes (pdf)

PowerPoint

Vera's Early Life worksheet (pdf)

Vera's Journey cards (pdf)