Whittinghame House 3

The Kindertransport was a rescue mission begun nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II. The UK took in nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland. They were often the only members of their families to survive the Holocaust. A number of the children arriving in Edinburgh were placed at Whittingehame Farm School, where they received training in trades and agricultural work to prepare them for a future life in Palestine.