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.

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