Kindertransport

Adolf Mundheim

Jewish Refugee

Adolf Mundheim, an engineer from Hanover, Germany fled Europe and arrived at Ballyrolly House, Millisle, Co. Down where he helped with building projects.

Map showing Ballyrolly House, Millisle, Co. Down

Ballyrolly House, Millisle, Co. Down

Woburn Road, Millisle, Co. Down

Ballyrolly House stood in 70 acres of land in Millisle, Co. Down. The Belfast Jewish Community saw to it that the farm would house Kindertransport refugees.

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Belfast Jewish Community

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11th December 2018

The Belfast Jewish Community was relatively small before the outbreak of World War Two. Nonetheless, they provided invaluable help to refugees from Europe.

Map showing Jewish Hostel, Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Jewish Hostel, Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

In the late 1930s, many Jews attempted to escape Europe. Belfast Jewish Community established a Jewish Hostel at Cliftonpark Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

John Palmer

Civilian

John Palmer was the headmaster of Millisle Primary School, Millisle, Co. Down. He oversaw the teaching of several Kindertransport children during the 1940s.

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Kindertransport children in Northern Ireland

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Around 10,000 European Jewish children arrived in the United Kingdom just before the outbreak of World War Two on what became known as the Kindertransport.

Leo Scop

Civilian | Belfast Jewish Community

Leo Scop was a leading member of the Belfast Jewish Community in the 1940s. He was one of three men to lease a farm in Millisler to help Jewish children.

Maurice Solomon

Civilian | Belfast Jewish Community

Maurice Solomon was a leading member of the Belfast Jewish Community in the 1940s. He was one of three men to help lease a farm as a safe-haven for Jews.

Ruth Kohner

Jewish Refugee

Ruth Kohner made a life in Northern Ireland after escaping to Millisle, Co. Down in 1939 due to Nazi persecution of Jews in her homeland of Czechoslovakia.