The Schellberg cycle is a set of stories set in war-torn Europe in the 1940s: all about the Holocaust and life in Germany and England, from the perspective of one group of family and friends.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Research can be frustrating
There are several things that can frustrate. It’s odd, isn’t it, that we can find complete records of who was on which transport to the labour camps and the death camps yet we have kept no coherent record of who arrived on which Kindertransport train and where each child went to afterwards? The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport have a few incomplete records. Then I paused a podcast whilst I printed something – and it would only replay from the beginning, not from the place I had got to. However, I did manage to find a transcript of the podcast. I have also managed to find the names of eight of the people who accompanied the children on one of the transports. And I have traced yet another girl from my mother-in-law’s school – even if it was only to read her death notice.
Posted by Gill James at 11:31
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