Finding Refuge

During the Second World War, a farm in Millisle, Co Down provided a place of safety for Jewish children who had fled from the Nazis. Children and others faced the trauma of leaving family and home. Often rescued by what became known as the Kindertransport, some children came to a farm in Millisle, leased by the Belfast Jewish community. Use the website to discover more about this unique link between Northern Ireland and the Holocaust. This multimedia resource tells the moving story of the people connected to the farm. It enables pupils to engage with the story developing links across the curriculum.

Further information on the museum’s education programmes and resources can be obtained from Linda McKenna, Community Education Manager, Down County Museum, The Mall, Dowpatrick, Co Down, BT30 6AH. Tel: +44 (0)330 137 4049, Email:


This project has been funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North Down, Ards and Down Councils Cluster.

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