Bernard Grunberg at the National Holocaust Centre and MuseumThis is Bernard Grunberg who is a Holocaust survivor. He was born in 1923 in Lingen, Germany where he lived with his parents and sister. When he was 15 years old, Bernard came to Britain on the Kindertransport in December 1938 to escape. He was the only member of his family to escape Nazi persecution and flee to Britain. Bernard's father, mother, and sister were all murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II.

What was the Kindertransport?
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9,354 mainly Jewish children made the journey from Germany, Czechoslovakia and Austria to Britain. This happened between December 1938 and September 1939. They made this long journey to escape Nazi persecution. These children are collectively called the Kinder. Individually they are known as a “Kindertransportee”.

Explore Bernard's artefacts to discover the impact the Nazi era had on his religious beliefs, his family life and his education.

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