Kindertransport plaque rededicated
A PLAQUE in Parliament expressing gratitude to Britain for accepting Kindertransport refugees was rededicated on HMD in the presence of newly arrived child refugees.
It was originally donated 20 years ago by the Committee of the Reunion of the Kindertransport and among political and religious personalities at last Friday’s ceremony was Lord Dubs, one of the Kindertransport children.
“I arrived in this country in 1939 as an unaccompanied child refugee, one of 10,000 children rescued by the Kindertransport,” he recalled. “I would not be here now were it not for Britain’s offer to help when other countries would not.
“Today, as some countries are building walls and closing doors to refugees, Britain must continue its proud legacy of helping those fleeing conflict and persecution and redouble our efforts to help thousands, not hundreds, of child refugees in Greece and Italy as well as France.”
The new refugees at the ceremony were reunited with their families from Calais last year by Safe Passage, a Citizens UK project.
John Bercow and the Archbishop of Canterbury at the event