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Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport
Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport
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Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport

A powerful introduction to the Holocaust for grade school students. Designed to look and feel like an old picture album or scrapbook, this book uses memoir pieces, poems and photographs to tell the story of seven Jewish children who were rescued from Nazi Germany and brought to new homes in the United Kingdom. Individual stories are told in the third person from the child’s point of view.  Through the stories of Tom Berman, Kurt Fuchel, Harry Ebert, Irene Schmeid, Hans Schneider, Ursula Rosenfeld, and Jack Hellman, readers are given an insightful perspective on the Holocaust.

 
ISBN978-1-5157-4546-4
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandEncounter
Age Level9-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 4-6
GenreBiography
SubjectMilitary, Biography, History
Trim Size6 x 9
Page Count112
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2017
Paperback
Price
$7.95
 


 
 

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Publishers Weekly

"...Berne poignantly recounts the true stories of seven children who fled Nazi Germany and Austria via the Kindertransport. They were just a few of the thousands of young Jewish refugees who traveled without parents aboard boats, trains, and planes to live with families in England. An explanatory narrative provides context and a sense of immediacy. . . .a clear and concise introduction to the Holocaust." - Publishers Weekly

November 25, 2016

Booklist - Erin Anderson

"Using their memoirs, photographs, poems, and artifacts, Berne captures the bittersweet nature of the story, as 10,000 children of all ages boarded trains to freedom. Since the stories are told from the perspective of the young people who lived them, middle-grade readers will find the narrative engaging and resonant. Readers don’t learn the fate of the evacuees or their families until the very last pages, heightening the emotional connection to main characters. The Kindertransport is a rare bright spot in one of the bleakest events in human history, and it is impossible to remain indifferent about the outcome of these intensely hopeful stories." - Booklist

November 15, 2016

Kirkus Reviews

"In their own words, the survivors poignantly recount the pain of leaving loved ones behind and their experiences as refugees. The final chapter briefly explains what became of each survivor after the war. That Berne tells this story in language that makes it accessible to middle graders is no small feat, and though it is a brief account, it does its best to encompass the enormity of the Holocaust. . . .A powerful, insightful perspective on the Holocaust." - Kirkus Reviews

November 1, 2016

 

Imagination Soup - Melissa Taylor

"Memorable, gripping short stories tell about some of the 10,000 children who escaped the Nazis without their parents, traveled to England, and lived with host families until the war was over. Some were reunited with families while others were not, but they were all saved." - Imagination Soup

February 16, 2017

Emma Carlson Berne

Emma Carlson Berne

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.

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