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
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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.

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.

Hanas Koffer

Author: Karen Levine
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473476145
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Der Koffer sieht eigentlich ganz normal aus. Ein bisschen abgewetzt, aber in gutem Zustand. Er ist braun. Er ist groß. Es passt viel hinein - vielleicht Kleidungsstücke für eine lange Reise. Bücher, Schätze, Spielsachen. Jeden Tag kommen Kinder zu einem kleinen Museum in Tokio, um diesen Koffer zu sehen. Er befindet sich in einem Glasschrank. Und durch das Glas kann man sehen, dass auf dem Koffer etwas geschrieben ist. In weißer Farbe quer über der Vorderseite steht: Hana Brady, 16. Mai 1931, Waisenkind. "Wer war Hana Brady? Woher kam sie? Wohin reiste sie? Was hatte sie in ihren Koffer gepackt?" Die Kinder, die tagtäglich das Holocaust-Museum in Tokio besuchen, wollen alles über Hana wissen und drängen die Museumsleiterin Fumiko Ishioka mehr über das Mädchen herauszufinden. Fumiko begibt sich auf eine Reise in die Vergangenheit, spürt Gegenstände, Zeichnungen, Fotos von Hana auf und findet schließlich Hanas Bruder. So erfahren die Kinder, wie Hana gelebt hat, wer ihre Eltern waren, was sie gerne gespielt hat, wie sie ausgesehen hat - und wie ihr junges Leben ausgelöscht wurde. Doch in Erinnerung der Kinder wird Hana immer lebendig bleiben.

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.

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
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Liverpool Street

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

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.

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.

Nach der Kristallnacht

jüdisches Leben und antijüdische Politik in Frankfurt am Main 1938-1945
Author: Monica Kingreen
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593363103
Category: Concentration camps
Page: 476
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Eine beispiellose Rettungsaktion.
Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783746680736
Page: 262
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Still Alive

A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
Author: Ruth Kluger
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558616172
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 216
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Swept up as a child in the events of Nazi-era Europe, Ruth Kluger saw her family's comfortable Vienna existence systematically undermined and destroyed. By age eleven, she had been deported, along with her mother, to Theresienstadt, the first in a series of concentration camps which would become the setting for her precarious childhood. Kluger's story of her years in the camps and her struggle to establish a life after the war as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust. Interwoven with blunt, unsparing observations of childhood and nuanced reflections of an adult who has spent a lifetime thinking about the Holocaust, Still Alive rejects all easy assumptions about history, both political and personal. Whether describing the abuse she met at her own mother's hand, the life-saving generosity of a woman SS aide in Auschwitz, the foibles and prejudices of Allied liberators, or the cold shoulder offered by her relatives when she and her mother arrived as refugees in New York, Kluger sees and names an unexpected reality which has little to do with conventional wisdom or morality tales. Still Alive is a memoir of the pursuit of selfhood against all odds, a fiercely bittersweet coming-of-age story in which the protagonist must learn never to rely on comforting assumptions, but always to seek her own truth.

... And the Policeman Smiled

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


An Ethical Capitalism
Author: Mike King
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857281186
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Combining commercial success with philanthropy and social activism, ‘Quakernomics’ offers a compelling model for corporate social responsibility in the modern world. Mike King explores the ethical capitalism of Quaker enterprises from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, testing this theory against those of prominent economists. With a foreword by Sir Adrian Cadbury, this book proves that the Quaker practice of ‘total capitalism’ is not a historically remote nicety but an immediately relevant guide for today’s global economy.

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.

One Small Suitcase

Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141956852
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 136
View: 8627

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For ten months before the Second World War, thousands of children were bundled on to trains and waved goodbye to their parents as they set off across Germany and Holland to the ferries that would take them to England. The book is based on extensive interviews with those who helped to organise the transports, the families who took the children in and above all the young refugees as they began new lives in a strange country. Many were faced with a continuous stream of foster parents and children's homes; many were evacuated and even deported - and almost all never saw their parents again.