Kindertransport

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages

Mama and I climbed aboard. I waved to Papa until he was only a tiny speck in the distance. The train turned the curve, and he was gone.

The powerful autobiographical account of a young girls' struggle as a Jewish refugee in England from 1939-1945.

 

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

Every time Tisha b'Av rolls around, I seek out a meaningful, poignant book I can read while my fellow congregants and I drone on mindlessly with the Kinnot, while also passing their perfunctory ... Read full review

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

Every time Tisha b'Av rolls around, I seek out a meaningful, poignant book I can read while my fellow congregants and I drone on mindlessly with the Kinnot, while also passing their perfunctory ... Read full review

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Contents

MY HOUSE
1
MOVING DAY
4
TRAINS AND SCHOOL
12
KRISTALLNACHT
21
JOURNEY TO ENGLAND
37
LYDIA
42
JILL
53
BOARDING SCHOOL
60
PLEASE DONT LET ANYTHING HAPPEN TO MAMA AND PAPA
83
EVACUATED REFUGEE
89
BONNIE AND GRETA
98
WHY NEW YORK?
107
LIPSTICK
115
ANOTHER MOVE
120
A JOB
129
SAILING TO AMERICA
137

JACK
67
I ALWAYS KNEW I WAS JEWISH
75
AFTERWORD
140
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About the author (1995)

Olga Levy Drucker was born in Germany in 1927, but her life was disrupted by the events in Europe in the 1930s. Her mother arranged for her to be part of the Kindertransport, through which 10,000 Jewish children were sent to live with English families. After World War II, she made her way to New York, in 1945, where she was reunited with her family.

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