New compensation payment for child refugees who travelled on the Kindertransport

New compensation payment for child refugees who travelled on the Kindertransport
The Kindertransport Fund

The German government has agreed to make a compensation payment to child refugees who travelled on the Kindertransport.

The Kindertransport Fund is now open to ALL KINDER: “under 21 years of age, unaccompanied by their parents if the transport took place between 9 November 1938 and 1 September 1939 or was approved by the German authorities after 9 November 1938 but before 1 September 1939.”

While the largest number of children were sent to the UK, there were Kindertransports to Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the USA. (It’s not clear why the Claims Conference did not explicitly include these Kinder in their initial press releases).

Those who are eligible will receive a one-off payment of €2,500, approximately £2,250. Even if Kinder have previously received a compensation award, they are eligible for this payment. There is no income limit for eligible applicants.

In the UK, the Association of Jewish Refugees can assist anyone interested in applying:

www.ajr.org.uk

enquiries@ajr.org.uk

tel: 0208 385 3070

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