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We had to be brave : escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport / Deborah Hopkinson.

Hopkinson, Deborah, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lower Macungie Library.
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lower Macungie Library JUV 940.531 HOP (Text) 33400001474587 Juvenile Display Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338255720
  • ISBN: 133825572X
  • Physical Description: xxi, 341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
When they burn books : 1925-1938. Before -- Voices : life before the Nazis -- Hilter's rise to power -- The worrying time begins -- When they burn books -- When hate becomes law -- Voices : The signs were all there -- The tipping point : 1938. The ninth of November -- Voices : Kristallnacht -- The tipping point  - Here is a chance -- Flight : 1938-1939. Into the unknown -- Voices : parting -- Fred's passport -- Thea's narrow escape -- Separation and sorrow :  939 and beyond. Voices : life in a strange land -- New land, new lives -- Last transport from Holland -- The door closes -- Voices : looking back, moving  orward -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.:
"Ruth David was growing up in a small village in Germany when Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Under the Nazi Party, Jewish families like Ruth's experienced rising anti-Semitic restrictions and attacks. Just going to school became dangerous. By November 1938, anti-Semitism erupted into Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and unleashed a wave of violence and forced arrests. Days later, desperate volunteers sprang into action to organize the Kindertransport, a rescue effort to bring Jewish children to England. Young people like Ruth David had to say good-bye to their families, unsure if they'd ever be reunited. Miles from home, the Kindertransport refugees entered unrecognizable lives, where food, clothes -- and, for many of them, language and religion -- were startlingly new. Meanwhile, the onset of war and the Holocaust visited unimaginable horrors on loved ones left behind. Somehow, these rescued children had to learn to look forward, to hope. Through the moving and often heart-wrenching personal accounts of Kindertransport survivors, critically acclaimed and award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson paints the timely and devastating story of how the rise of Hitler and the Nazis tore apart the lives of so many families and what they were forced to give up in order to save these children"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Scholastic Focus.
Grade 4 to 6. Scholastic Focus.
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Juvenile literature.
Kindertransports (Rescue operations) > Juvenile literature.
Jewish refugees > Great Britain > Juvenile literature.
Refugee children > Great Britain > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Jewish children > Great Britain > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Jewish children > Germany > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Informational works.
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