Marie Schmolka and the Group Effort

TitleMarie Schmolka and the Group Effort
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHájková, Anna
MagazineHistory Today
Volume68
Frequencymonthly
Issue Number12
Pagination36 - 47
Date Published2018/12
Abstract

The article examines the crucial role of Prague Jew social worker, Marie Schmolka (1893–1940) in the Kindertransports, the scheme organized by British stockbroker Nicholas Winton (1909–2015) to rescue Jewish children from Central Europe in the days leading up to the Second World War. Topics discussed include family background of Schmolka, social work of Schmolka upon joining the Czechoslovak Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO), and female colleagues of Schmolka who played key roles in refugee help.

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