Definition of Kindertransport in English:

Kindertransport

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’
    • ‘one of 10,000 Kindertransport refugees who fled the Nazis’

Pronunciation

Kindertransport

/ˈkindərˌtran(t)sˌpô(ə)rt/ /ˈkɪndərˌtræn(t)sˌpɔ(ə)rt/

Origin

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