Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport


Author: Emma Carlson Bernay
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515745457
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Tells the stories--in their own words--of several of the thousands of Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940 and brought to new homes in the United Kingom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life in digital format.

Ten Thousand Children

True Stories Told by Children who Escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport
Author: Anne L. Fox,Eva Abraham-Podietz
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780874416480
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Some copies accompanied by Teaching guide for Ten thousand children.

The Children's Train


Author: Jana Zinser
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 1939371864
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In November 1938 on The Night of the Broken Glass, the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler's men shatter their store windows, steal and destroy their belongings, and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers. Parents fear for their own lives but their focus is on protecting their children. When England arranges to take the children out of Germany by train, the Kindertransport is organized and parents scramble to get places on the trains for their young family members, worried about what the future will hold. Soon, trains filled with Jewish children escaping the Nazis chug over the border into Holland, where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom. But for Peter, the shy violin player, his sister Becca, and his friends Stephen and Hans, life in England holds challenges as well. Peter’s friend Eva, who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport, is left to the evil plans of Hitler. Peter, working his musician’s hands raw at a farm in Coventry, wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of escaping. When the Coventry farm is bombed and Nazis have reached England, Peter feels he has nothing left. He decides it’s time to stand and fight Hitler. Peter returns to Germany to join the Jewish underground resistance, search for the mother and sister he left behind in Berlin, and rescue his childhood friend Eva.

The Children of Willesden Lane

A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II (Young Readers Edition)
Author: Mona Golabek,Lee Cohen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316554871
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers. Featuring line art throughout and B&W photos.

Rescuing the Children

The Story of the Kindertransport
Author: Deborah Hodge
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770493662
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain. The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.

My Family for the War


Author: Anne C. Voorhoeve
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101575212
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 412
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Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder medal for most oustanding children's book in translation. Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her real parents, Frances (as she is now known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself because she doesn't know when or if she'll see her true family again. Against the backdrop of war-torn London, Frances struggles with questions of identity, family, and love, and these experiences shape her into a dauntless, charming young woman. Originally published in Germany, Anne Voorhoeve's award-winning novel is filled with humor, danger, and romance.

Kindertransport

A Lifelong Journey of Survival and Redemption: the Story of Ralph W. Mollerick
Author: David Herschler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548067458
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Page: 420
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"Born to a wealthy and influential Jewish family in the small German town of Wolfhagen on the eve of Hitler's rise to power, Rolf Wolfgang Möllerich found himself caught in an ever-tightening web of anti-Semitic policies enacted by the National Socialist government. Sent by his parents on the Kindertransport at the age of 8 with his older sister and thereby saved from the ultimate horrors of the Holocaust that befell his parents and millions of others, Rolf was deprived of his childhood and forced to face an uncertain future. Struggling to survive the years of trauma and turmoil as a child in England and then in the United States and ultimately achieving a brilliant professional career, he remained haunted by his past and unable to find inner peace." -- Back cover

The Girl With No Name


Author: Diney Costeloe
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1784970042
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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A heart-wrenching story from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children. Thirteen-year-old Lisa has escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport. She arrives in London unable to speak a word of English, her few belongings crammed into a small suitcase. Among them is one precious photograph of the family she has left behind. Lonely and homesick, Lisa is adopted by a childless couple. But when the Blitz blows her new home apart, she wakes up in hospital with no memory of who she is or where she came from. The authorities give her a new name and despatch her to a children's home. With the war raging around her, what will become of Lisa now? Can't wait for the sequel? The Married Girls is out now! Search for 9781784976118.

Other People's Houses

A Novel
Author: Lore Segal
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497654971
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
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With a foreword by Cynthia Ozick, this semiautobiographical novel of a Jewish girl forced away from home in the face of Nazi persecution is an extraordinary tale of fortitude and survival On a December night in 1938, a ten-year-old girl named Lore is put on the Kindertransport, a train carrying hundreds of Jewish children out of Austria to safety from Hitler’s increasingly alarming oppression. Temporarily housed at the Dover Court Camp on England’s east coast, Lore will find herself living in other people’s houses for the next seven years: the Orthodox Levines, the Hoopers, the working-class Grimsleys, and the wealthy Miss Douglas and Mrs. Dillon. Charged with the task of asking “the English people” to get her parents out of Austria, Lore discovers in herself an impassioned writer. In letters to potential sponsors, she details the horrors happening back at home; in those to her parents, she notes the mannerisms and reactions of the new families around her as she valiantly tries to master their language. And the closer the world comes to a new war, the more resolute Lore becomes to survive. As powerful now as when it was first released fifty years ago, Other People’s Houses is a poignant tale about the creation of a new life in the face of hopelessness and fear—a hallmark of the postwar immigration experience.

Goodbye to Berlin


Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811220249
Category: Fiction
Page: 206
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Isherwood's classic story of Berlin in the 1930s - and the inspiration for Cabaret - now in a stand-alone edition. First published in 1934, Goodbye to Berlin has been popularized on stage and screen by Julie Harris in I Am a Camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: charming, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously grotesque, with its nightlife and dreamers; dangerous, with its vice and intrigue; powerful and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires — this was the period when Hitler was beginning his move to power. Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and “divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Frau¨lein Schroeder, who considers reducing her Bu¨steto relieve her heart palpitations; Peter and Otto, a gay couple struggling to come to terms with their relationship; and the distinguished and doomed Jewish family, the Landauers.

Into the Arms of Strangers


Author: Mark Jonathan Harris,Deborah Oppenheimer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781408892275
Category: Germans
Page: 320
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With a preface by Lord Richard Attenborough, a collection of accounts from some of the 10,000 children rescued from the Nazi Regime and brought to the UK by the Kinderstransport schemeIn November 1938, international public opinion was shocked by the news of Kristallnacht - the anti-Jewish pogrom that led to the burning of synagogues and the first mass arrests of Jewish men. Twelve days later, the British government implemented the Kindertransport plan, which allowed many children to leave the horrors of the Nazi regime and find temporary refuge within British families and hostels. By the time war was declared in September 1939, this brave undertaking had saved 10,000 lives.This book, based on the Academy Award-winning feature documentary of the same name, reveals what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the Nazi threat, to escape danger and fear, but also to leave family and friends, perhaps for ever. It is poignantly told in the words of those directly involved. It is both an astonishing insight into a remarkable moment of history and a timely reminder of how welcoming our country has been in the past to those who need welcome, shelter and hope.

Hidden Women

The African-American Mathematicians of NASA Who Helped America Win the Space Race
Author: Rebecca Rissman
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515799603
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Tells the gripping story of four female African-American mathematicians who literally made it possible to launch US rockets--and astronauts--into space. Tells the thrilling tale of how each woman contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing results. Consultants currently works for NASA.

The Uprooted

A Hitler Legacy
Author: Dorit Bader Whiteman,Dorit Whiteman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738212075
Category: History
Page: 464
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Whiteman, who escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria with her family, is now a clinical psychologist in New York. Her impassioned, riveting study of the Jews who managed to leave Germany and Austria before Hitler implemented mass executions and death camps is based partly on interviews with 190 escapees. She tells the incredible story of the Kindertransport operation, which took 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied countries to England by train and ferry. Adolf Eichmann, then an emigration official, disdainfully approved this mass exodus. We learn of the formidable barriers escapees faced in getting out, of horrid or supportive foster homes, of the trauma and pain of being forcibly uprooted. Many escapees endured years of poverty before re-establihsing themselves. Whiteman rejects Hannah Arendt's thesis that German Jews' cultural assimilation led to their political blindness in a "fool's paradise." This is a distinctive contribution to Holocaust literature.

Saving Children From the Holocaust

The Kindertransport
Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1464604053
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Who will look after me...and why can't we all go together? Kurt Fuchel asked his father these questions, as the young boy prepared to embark on a journey to England...alone. Fuchel was one of ten thousand children who made this journey shortly before World War II began. In 1938, Jews searched for a way out of Germany, but anti-Jewish laws and nations unwilling to accept fleeing refugees made escape difficult or impossible. England's effort to save the children effort came to be known as the Kindertransport, and author Ann Byers discusses the heroes who organized the transports and the children who were saved from the Holocaust.

Children's Exodus

A History of the Kindertransport
Author: Vera K. Fast
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848855370
Category: History
Page: 270
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Based on interviews, journals, and articles, offers an in-depth look at the people and politics behind the rescue of nearly 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied territories to Great Britain, as well as the postwar aftermath and attempts to reunite fragments of the Jewish community.

Kindertransport


Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: Heinemann Library
ISBN: 9780435017064
Category: Children and war
Page: 95
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This new edition includes several personal memoirs by German-born children whose lives were saved, and transformed, by the Kindertransport.

Hunting Evil

The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
Author: Guy Walters
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307592484
Category: History
Page: 528
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Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (The Sunday Times); “a model of meticulous, courageous and path-breaking scholarship"(Literary Review); and "absorbing and thoroughly gripping… deserves a lasting place among histories of the war.” (The Sunday Telegraph), Hunting Evil is the first complete and definitive account of how the Nazis escaped and were pursued and captured -- or managed to live long lives as fugitives. At the end of the Second World War, an estimated 30,000 Nazi war criminals fled from justice, including some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi Party. Many of them have names that resonate deeply in twentieth-century history -- Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann, and Klaus Barbie -- not just for the monstrosity of their crimes, but also because of the shadowy nature of their post-war existence, holed up in the depths of Latin America, always one step ahead of their pursuers. Aided and abetted by prominent people throughout Europe, they hid in foreboding castles high in the Austrian alps, and were taken in by shady Argentine secret agents. The attempts to bring them to justice are no less dramatic, featuring vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and daring plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives. In this exhaustively researched and compellingly written work of World War II history and investigative reporting, journalist and novelist Guy Walters gives a comprehensive account of one of the most shocking and important aspects of the war: how the most notorious Nazi war criminals escaped justice, how they were pursued, captured or able to remain free until their natural deaths and how the Nazis were assisted while they were on the run by "helpers" ranging from a Vatican bishop to a British camel doctor, and even members of Western intelligence services. Based on all new interviews with Nazi hunters and former Nazis and intelligence agents, travels along the actual escape routes, and archival research in Germany, Britain, the United States, Austria, and Italy, Hunting Evil authoritatively debunks much of what has previously been understood about Nazis and Nazi hunters in the post war era, including myths about the alleged “Spider” and “Odessa” escape networks and the surprising truth about the world's most legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. From its haunting chronicle of the monstrous mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky details of their postwar existence to the challenges of hunting them down, Hunting Evil is a monumental work of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller. From the Hardcover edition.

Spies!

The History of Secret Agents and Double-Crossers
Author: Allison Lassieur,Rebecca Langston-George
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1623709113
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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Explore the dangerous, daring world of real-life spies! From World War I to the Cold War and beyond, experience the most notorious, ingenious spies of the 20th century through present day. With vivid, full-color photographs, detailed maps, and thoroughly researched time lines, get to know the unknowables, including cyber spies, secret agents, deep-cover spies, and no-good double-crossers. From prolific history writer Allison Lassieur and Rebecca Langston-George, Spies! is the espionage book you've been hunting for!

Lily Renée, Escape Artist

From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer
Author: Trina Robbins
Publisher: Graphic Universe ™
ISBN: 0761379622
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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In 1938, Lily Ren e Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily's journey. She must escape many more times-from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis? Follow the story of a brave girl who becomes an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books.

Escaping Hitler

A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future
Author: Phyllida Scrivens
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510708774
Category: History
Page: 260
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The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust—and lived happily ever after. Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened his family, education, and future, resolved to escape from his rural village of Nickenich in the German Rhineland. In July 1939, Günter boarded a bus to the border of Luxembourg, illegally crossed the river, and walked alone for seven days through Belgium and into Holland. He was intent on catching a ferry to England and freedom, but the outcome of his journey was not exactly as he had planned. Scrivens gathered her information through interviews with Günter, now known as Joe Stirling, and with those closest to him. During an emotional ‘foot-stepping’ journey in September 2013, Scrivens also visited Günter’s birthplace, met with a school friend, discovered the apartment in Koblenz where he fled following Kristallnacht in 1938, drove the route of Günter’s walk through Europe, and retraced the final steps of his parents prior to their deportation to a Nazi death camp in Poland during 1942. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.