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.

The Children's Train

Author: Jana Zinser
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 1939371864
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9778

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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.

Das unerwünschte Volk

Amerika und die Vernichtung der europäischen Juden
Author: David S. Wyman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596146079
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Page: 510
View: 5597

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Trauma, the Body and Transformation

A Narrative Inquiry
Author: Kim Etherington
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843101068
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
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Annotation. "This is a valuable resource for those who are dealing with the impact of childhood trauma in their own lives; their families and friends whose lives are also touched; workers in the field of trauma, especially medical practitioners who can sometimes feel helpless when faced with patients whose symptoms they cannot understand or heal; and counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists. This book is also of value to researchers interested in narrative research methods."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Children of Willesden Lane

Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival
Author: Mona Golabek,Lee Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446506664
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three daughters, Lisa's father is only able to secure one berth on the Kindertransport. The family decides to send Lisa to London so that she may pursue her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. Separated from her beloved family, Lisa bravely endures the trip and a disastrous posting outside London before finding her way to the Willesden Lane Orphanage.It is in this orphanage that Lisa's story truly comes to life. Her music inspires the other orphanage children, and they, in turn, cheer her on in her efforts to make good on her promise to her family to realize her musical potential. Through hard work and sheer pluck, Lisa wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy. As she supports herself and studies, she makes a new life for herself and dreams of reconnecting with the family she was forced to leave behind. The resulting tale delivers a message of the power of music to uplift the human spirit and to grant the individual soul endurance, patience, and peace.

The Kindertransport to Britain 1938/39

New Perspectives
Author: Andrea Hammel,Bea Lewkowicz
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401208867
Category: Jewish refugees
Page: 268
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This volume examines the Kindertransport to Britain 1938/39. The seventeen contributions provide various new perspectives, which are investigated for the first time in this volume. Chapters focus on the Kindertransport in British historiography, on the identity development of specific groups of Kindertransportees, on the Kindertransportees' further migration pattern, and on Kindertransport literature. Further contributions include a comparative study of Kindertransportees and evacuees, an article on therapeutic work with former Kindertransportees and reports on various memorial and cultural pr.

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.

Wohin die Erinnerung führt

Mein Leben
Author: Saul Friedländer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406697712
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 329
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Saul Friedländer ist noch ein halbes Kind, als der Zweite Weltkrieg zu Ende geht. Sanft und in einer wunderschönen Sprache erzählt der große Historiker des Holocaust von seinem Leben danach, das reich ist an Erfahrungen und Begegnungen, aber das Leben eines Entwurzelten bleibt. "Wohin die Erinnerung führt" ist das großartige Zeugnis einer Epoche und gewährt zugleich ungewöhnlich offen Einblick in die fragilen Gefühlswelten eines Überlebenden. Den blutjungen Saul Friedländer drängt es nach Israel, wo er als glühender Zionist für die Gründung eines jüdischen Staates kämpfen will. Der Fünfzehnjährige fälscht das Geburtsdatum in seinem Pass und schifft sich auf der "Altalena" ein. In kurzer Zeit lernt er hebräisch und die jüdische Kultur kennen, doch schon bald zieht es ihn wieder zurück nach Paris. Er studiert und erkennt immer deutlicher, wohin die Suche nach der eigenen Identität ihn führen wird – in die Erinnerung an jenes Ereignis, dem sechs Millionen Juden, darunter auch seine Eltern, zum Opfer gefallen sind. Elegant und mit scheinbar leichter Feder erweckt Saul Friedländer in seinen Memoiren Menschen und Milieus zum Leben, schildert die politischen und intellektuellen Kontroversen seiner Zeit und lässt den Schmerz fühlbar werden, in den dieses ganze Leben unentrinnbar eingetaucht ist.

History - The 20th Century

Author: Dean Smart
Publisher: Folens Limited
ISBN: 9781843037859
Page: N.A
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At the heart of this series is the idea that visual resources can be used to inspire and motivate the full range of student abilities. 'Accessing History' l offers a wealth of fascinating and colourful images for each of the main study unit periods, with three separate objectives to use with the images.

... And the Policeman Smiled

10,000 Children Escape from Nazi Europe
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408857677
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 9954

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For ten months before the Second World War, there was an organised movement of mainly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe. The children were bundled onto trains, waved goodbye to their parents and set off across Germany and Holland to the ferries which took them to England. Only a few spoke English, most had no family or friends here. Almost none ever saw their families again. The first memory of the children arriving at dawn in Harwich after their long trek was 'the policeman smiled', a telling witness to the authoritarian regime they were escaping from. Based on previously unpublished records and extensive interviews, ...And the Policeman Smiled traces the poignant story of the Kindertransporte, those who helped organise the transports, the families who took them in, but above all the often painful adjustments of the young refugees to a strange country and often lonely life of billeting, fostering, evacuation and even deportation. By turns moving and amusing, the book captures the lives of both those who came to terms with their new existence and those who were unable to.

Liverpool Street

Author: Anne C. Voorhoeve
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473384739
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 576
View: 5991

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»Wenn Mamu mich alleine nach England schicken wollte, würde ich abhauen und mich so lange verstecken, bis der Zug ohne mich abgefahren war ! Um nichts in der Welt würde ich ohne meine Eltern gehen ...« Winter 1939, Bahnhof Liverpool Street, London. Die elfjährige Ziska Mangold aus Berlin steigt aus dem Zug. Es ist nicht irgendein Zug, der sie hierhergebracht hat, sondern einer der Kindertransporte, die fast zehntausend jüdische Jungen und Mädchen aus Nazi-Deutschland befreiten. Ziska hat ein klares Ziel vor Augen: So schnell wie möglich will sie ihre Eltern und ihre beste Freundin Bekka nachholen. Doch viel Zeit bleibt ihr nicht, schon wirft ein mörderischer Krieg seine Schatten voraus. Auf Ziska warten eine fremde Familie, eine fremde Sprache, Heimweh und Ungewissheit - aber auch das Abenteuer ihres Lebens und sieben Jahre später eine schwere Entscheidung.

Holocaust Survivors

A Biographical Dictionary
Author: Emily Taitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780313336775
Category: Holocaust survivors
Page: 676
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Comprises 278 entries on more than 500 survivors of World War II genocide. This title contains a historical introduction, chronology, resource guide, lists of entries, photos, and comprehensive index.

Hitlers Kanarienvogel

Author: Sandi Toksvig
Publisher: Boje Verlag
ISBN: 9783414820297
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Freundschaft in Zeiten des Krieges Für alle Leser von "Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl╦ und "Damals war es Friedrich╦. Anrührend, ehrlich und ungeschminkt wird der Einmarsch der Deutschen in Dänemark aus Sicht eines 12-jährigen erzählt. Ein ungewöhnliches Buch zu diesem Thema: leicht, humorvoll, aber mit Tiefgang. April 1940: Deutsche Soldaten marschieren in Dänemark ein. Der 12-jährige Bamse wird von seinem Vater ermahnt, sich ruhig zu verhalten und keinen Ärger zu machen. Aber Bamse und sein Freund Anton können der Versuchung nicht widerstehen: Zu gern spielen sie hier und da einem deutschen Soldaten einen Streich. Aber dann wird aus dem Spiel Ernst. Antons Leben ist in Gefahr - und Bamse muss sich entscheiden, auf welcher Seite er stehen will ...

Escaping Nazi Atrocities

Author: Hallie Murray,Linda Jacobs Altman
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 076609829X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 4173

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By the time it became clear how horrific the situation in Germany would become for non-Aryans, many Jews had been rendered incapable of leaving by the slow acceleration of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic policies. As more Jews were stripped of their jobs, homes, and basic rights, many lacked the resources to flee, and those that successfully escaped faced terrifying obstacles even after they left Germany. This book offers readers a first-hand look at the stories of teens who managed to escape the Nazi regime, surviving only through a combination of gut instinct and luck. Readers will also see parallels between the plight of those fleeing Germany and the refugees from Syria and other countries facing similar crises today and will discover the complex reasons some people simply didn't leave before it was too late.


Author: Winfried Georg Sebald
Publisher: Carl Hanser
ISBN: 9783446199866
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Wer ist Austerlitz? Ein rätselhafter Fremder, der immer wieder an den ungewöhnlichsten Orten auftaucht: am Bahnhof, am Handschuhmarkt, im Industriequartier ... Und jedes Mal erzählt er ein Stück mehr von seiner Lebensgeschichte, der Geschichte eines unermüdlichen Wanderers durch unsere Kultur und Architektur und der Geschichte eines Mannes, dem als Kind Heimat, Sprache und Name geraubt wurden.

Lunch with Charlotte

Author: Leon Berger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781945760204
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 6033

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Lunch with Charlotte is the story of friendship and strength, of courage and betrayal. It is an epic tale set against the backdrop of history.