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Keep the door open for child refugees

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j796 (Published 15 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j796
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. The BMJ
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Simon Wessely, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, drew on his family involvement in the story of the Kindertransport children when he argued last week that the United Kingdom shouldn’t close the door to unaccompanied child refugees. Between 1938 and 1940 over 9000 children, most of them Jewish, were brought from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland to the UK as part of the Kindertransport rescue efforts. Pictured are children arriving from Vienna at London’s Liverpool Street station …

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