Many people have compared today’s Syrian humanitarian crisis to the Kindertransport that rescued about 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe in the period leading up to the Second World War and the Holocaust.
This is, however, a limited comparison. Every child on the Kindertransport was required to have £50 for the return journey in the event that war was averted. Every child needed to have a sponsor to accept responsibility for each child’s welfare in the UK.
Children under the age of 17 were usually accepted on the Kindertransport , but no adults. Every child brought had to have the correct ‘’paperwork’’, and British civil servants worked day and night with people like Rabbi Dr Solomon Schonfeld complying with all government regulations.
The situation at present in Calais and across Europe is quite different, with Isil saying that they will plant 50,000 terrorists inside the European Union to rise up when required, and hundreds of thousands of ‘‘undocumented’’ migrants trying to enter the UK and other countries without registering or applying formally for asylum.
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