The Final Journey

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Viking, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 153 pages
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Alice is eleven years old, and it is wartime. She is on a train with no seats, no lights, no sanitary facilities. Her parents and her grandmother are missing, and Alice doesn't know where she is going. Maybe she will get to play outside again, maybe she will see her parents. But as the train rolls on, Alice begins to realize that just when you think things can't possibly get any worse, they do. "No reader will be immune to the plight of these people, powerless in the face of overwhelming evil."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

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User Review  - Miss Amanda - Goodreads

gr 8-12 154pgs WWII, Germany/ Auschwitz. 11 year old Alice Dubsky has never questioned the explanations her grandparents have given her for why they must hide and why her parents have never come back ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

Captures the mind, for the state of someone unknowingly going to her death. The story has a beginning, being imprisoned in a train, with many others--men, women, of all ages, including a pregnant ... Read full review


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Gudrun Pausewang is a highly acclaimed, award-winning author in her native Germany. She was an eyewitness to the events of the period in which this book is set, and was forced to flee her own village at age 17.

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