Wellington Street

The hostel was in Manchester in the north west of England. It was run by the religious Zionist organisation Bachad.

Manchester was an important hub for Jewish refugees who came to the UK. In the 1930s almost 8,000 Jewish refugees arrived in the city. The Manchester Jewish Refugees Committee, which had been set up in 1938, oversaw the running of the hostel. Its chairman was Rachel Barash.

THE WELLINGTON STREET STORY

The hostel was closed when 14 of the boys opted to go to the Staines Yeshiva.

There were arguments over the closure of this hostel between the Committee for the Care of the Concentration Camp Children and Bachad who did not want to close it. The committee considered the hostel to be in very bad repair.

The Boys

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The Staff

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