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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 01, 2018

When he was four years old Leonard Kaufman escaped the Nazis on the ‘Kinder Transport’ (Children’s Transport), a series of rescue efforts which brought thousands of refugee Jewish children to Great Britain from Nazi Germany, between 1938 and 1940. He was taken in by Ronald Argles, a wonderful man who helped around thirty children in total to find new homes, keeping ten in his home in Sharpcliffe and supplementing the others. His brother died in Auschwitz in 1942 and his parents and sister in concentration camps in Eastern Europe, but no records were ever found. His grandparents also died in Theresienstadt in 1942.

All the staff and children were extremely honoured and humbled to meet Mr Kaufman. We are very grateful for the first hand insight he has provided into such an important period, in European history. 

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