OVERRIDE

Kindertransport

Olga Levy Drucker

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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.
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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  1MY HOUSE“Why is there a tree on top of the house?”It was winter 1932, and I was standing with my parents in the mud where a street was going to be. I pointed up at the wooden scaffolding around a three-story house. The house looked to me as if it were climbing up the side of the hill. Vineyards still grew behind it. The roof of the house was flat, and a small spruce tree seemed to be sprouting from its top. To the tree was tied a red rag that waved merrily in the cold wind, like a flag.My brother Hans came bounding out from somewhere in back, bursting with excitement.“There’s
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Praise for Kindertransport

"One of the World War II reminiscences that middle school readers will devour." --School Library Journal

"Memorable and moving." --Publishers Weekly

"An autobiographical account--compelling in its authentic details--of the author’s WWII years as a Jewish refugee in England." --Kirkus Reviews
"One of the World War II reminiscences that middle school readers will devour." --School Library Journal

"Memorable and moving." --Publishers Weekly

"An autobiographical account--compelling in its authentic details--of the author’s WWII years as a Jewish refugee in England." --Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Olga Levy Drucker

  • 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.

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Kindertransport

Olga Levy Drucker

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