Day 5 of our posts for Refugee Week is this booklet entitled ‘Caring for child refugees’ from c.1940.

The booklet was published by The Christian Council for Refugees from Germany and Central Europe. Inside the booklet it talks about the  ‘temporary orphans’ dependant on the help of British people and how many of these children have been placed in non-jewish homes which therefore calls for sympathy and tact from the Christian community in helping these children feel welcome.

“It is for us to inspire them in these most impressionable years with the love of those principles of truth, justice and freedom which are the foundation of our national endeavour at the present time.”

The rest of the booklet can be seen here along with other material from our Archives put up for Refugee Week.