Main definitions of Kindertransport in English

: Kindertransport1Kindertransport2

Kindertransport1

Pronunciation /ˈkɪndəˌtranspɔːt//ˈkɪndəˌtrɑːnspɔːt/

noun

  • The operation to evacuate Jewish children from Nazi-controlled areas of Europe to the United Kingdom between 1938 and 1940.

    ‘my parents brought up 14 refugee children from the Kindertransport’
    as modifier ‘one of 10,000 Kindertransport refugees who fled the Nazis’

Origin

From German Kinder, plural of Kind ‘child’, + Transport ‘transportation’.

Pronunciation

Kindertransport

/ˈkɪndəˌtranspɔːt//ˈkɪndəˌtrɑːnspɔːt/

Main definitions of Kindertransport in English

: Kindertransport1Kindertransport2

Kindertransport2

(also Kindertransporte)

Pronunciation /ˈkɪndəˌtranspɔːt//ˈkɪndəˌtrɑːnspɔːt/

noun

  • A transportation made as part of an operation between 1938 and 1940 to evacuate Jewish children from Nazi-controlled areas of Europe to the United Kingdom.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Survey Graphic. From German Kindertransport from Kinder, plural of Kind child + Transport transportation.

Pronunciation

Kindertransport

/ˈkɪndəˌtranspɔːt//ˈkɪndəˌtrɑːnspɔːt/