Radical Roots ❤️✊🇬🇧 Rev Rosalind Lee

Rev Rosalind Lee – Unitarian minister and rescuer of child refugees from the Nazis during the Second World War.

Born in Edgbaston, Birmingham in 1884, Rosalind studied at Cambridge, served in the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the First World War, and became a Unitarian minister in 1919.

In October 1938, with Nazi Germany on the rise, Rosalind went to Prague where she met Nicholas Winton and Eleanor Rathbone. She led an operation which brought Jewish and non-Jewish children as refugees to Britain, similar to the famous Kindertransport operation. Rosalind adopted two of the children herself.

Reverend Lee served as President of the Unitarian movement in 1940-41, the second woman to hold the role, and worked as a minister in South Wales and the Midlands, as well as travelling the world as part of her work. She died in 1959, aged 76.

Find out more in ‘Unitarian Women: A Legacy of Dissent’ by Rev. Dr Ann Peart: https://uk.bookshop.org/…/unitarian-women-a…/2713320…

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