Jewish Glasgow: Garnethill Refugee Trail

Here you will discover places in Garnethill that are connected with Jewish refugees who came to Glasgow from Europe before, during and after the Second World War.

When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, thousands of Jewish and non-Jewish refugees fled from the Nazi regime to the United Kingdom and neighbouring European countries. Committees in the UK began raising funds for Jews in Germany, and some Jewish people were helped to escape, using schemes such as the Domestic Visa to work in Britain. Following the violent anti-Jewish events known as Kristallnacht in 1938, the UK Government agreed to take in 10,000 unaccompanied children up to the age of 17 on the Kindertransport scheme. Each child had to be sponsored. Hundreds of these children came to Scotland and many stayed in the Garnethill area.

This trail is a partnership between SJHC and SJAC, using information from the collections of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. It is available to download as a pdf here.

129 Hill Street, Glasgow, G3 6UB
0141 332 4151

Find out about the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre:

scottish Jewish Heritage Centre

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