The Jewish Museum

Jewish Britain

A History in 50 Objects


Luggage label for Margit Freudenbergova

This identifying tag was worn by 17-year-old Margit Freudenbergova on her journey from Prague in 1939. She was one of 10,000 Jewish refugee children who were admitted to Britain between December 1938 and September 1939 as a result of persecution of Jews by the Nazi regime.

Margit left her home in Prague at the end of May 1939, on a transport organised by Trevor Chadwick and Nicholas Winton. She remembers a non-stop train journey to the Netherlands Liverpool Street station in London. The next day, she was sent to Glasgow, where she was fostered with a local family.

The tag allowed her to be clearly identified as part of the Kindertransport during the journey. and a night crossing of the English Channel, before arriving at


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