Kindertransport by Olga Levy Drucker

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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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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.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War. Non-fiction

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Beginning in 1932 with a vignette of her family of four and their servants moving into the fine Stuttgart house her father (a children's book publisher) built for his family, Drucker briefly reviews the mounting restrictions of the prewar years on her family before focusing on the six years after...

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Drucker's riveting memoir begins where most stories of survival during the Holocaust end: a devoted Jewish mother finds a spot for her young daughter in a program that brings children out of Germany to safety in England in the spring of 1939.

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