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 Kingdom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life.
About the Author
Emma Carlson Berne has written numerous historical and biographical books for children and young adults, as well as young adult fiction. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two sons.
Table of Contents
Traveling toward an unknown future : Tom Berman From Kristallnacht to Kindertransport A number around his neck : Kurt Fuchel A long way from home : Harry Ebert The importance of a rabbit's foot : Irene Schmied Stranded in Warsaw : Han Schneider She never forgot her mother's face : Ursula Rosenfeld Carrying his yellow bear : Jack Hellman Life after the Kindertransport : The children's stories.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport is a good book. It is historical non-fiction about the Kindertransport, a train that saved a lot of people during the years leading up to World War 2. It is short but well written and has many pictures. The book tells the stories of many people who survived on the Kindertransport and then tells about what happened to them after the war. One of them wrote a poem about the Kindertransport. There are also some quotes from the survivors. I would suggest this book for ages 8 to 13 as it is dark but short. 4 stars out of 5. Joshua B, age 14, GLAAM
I received a free electronic copy of this work from Netgalley, Emma Carlson Berne, and Capstone, Capstone Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, for sharing your work with me. This is an excellent book for tweenies and teens - possibly even younger children. It explains the kindertransport and the reasons behind it and the night of breaking glass without graphic details. The photos of the children and their parents that were packed in their suitcases before they were placed on the train are exquisite. The fact that they never got to see their parents again is heartbreaking.