Skip to main content

BASW England Black Country branch event: The Kindertransport and social work with today’s child refugees

To coincide with the week of the United Nations Human Rights Day on the 10th December, the Black Country branch present a talk with Dr Amy Williams, and Karen Goodman regarding the Holocaust and the Kindertransport child refugees

Dr Amy Williams will speak of her research, on the impact of the 1938-9 kindertransport of child refugees from Nazi Germany and Nazi occupied Austria and former Czechoslovakia. Amy will explore the impact on the children concerned (who had to be separated from their parents in order to come the UK) and the impact on descendants and fostering- hosts.

Karen Goodman will be interviewed by Nushra Mansuri, Associate Professor of Social Work at Coventry University about social work with today’s refugees, and her experience as daughter of a Kindertransportee mother.


  • Dr Amy Williams (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Karen Goodman (social worker and the daughter of a kindertransportee) in conversation with Nushra Mansuri (Coventry University)