The Final Journey by Gudrun Pausewang

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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"
 

About Gudrun Pausewang

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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.
 
Published September 1, 1996 by Viking Juvenile. 160 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The horrors of the Holocaust in a haunting novel by Pausewang (Fall-Out, 1995, etc.) that opens as a young Jewish girl who has grown up in Nazi Germany boards a train with her grandfather bound for Auschwitz: It's the beginning of a journey to hell. Pausewang vividly evokes the indignities...

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This German import imagines an 11-year-old Jewish girl's experience on a train bound for Auschwitz. Ages 12-up. (Dec.)

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