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HL: Kindertransport 80

tuesday 27th november, 3.11-4.36am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 26/11/2018 includes …

Kindertransport Commemoration: ”what plans they have to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the decision to allow Kindertransport children to come to the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Dubs (Lab)
Polak (C)
Judd (Lab)
Roberts (LD)
Bishop of Durham
Shinkwin (C)
Henig (Lab)
Alton (XB)
Popat (C)
Dykes (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at
(if you missed it, available from 2:26:23 to 3:51:00 at

W@1: Paul Willer

this afternoon (wednesday 21st), 1.38-1.44pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by sarah montague) concludes with …

Clement Attlee, the Labour prime minister whose government founded the welfare state, looked after a child refugee who escaped from the Nazis in the months leading up to the second world war. Testimonies and letters show that Attlee invited Paul Willer, who was then 10 years old. to stay with his family for 4 months.”

including interview with …
paul willer
jo roundell greene, granddaughter of clement attlee
(nb he was not a kindertransport child: his mother accompanied him out of germany in the usual way)
(see also

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