Leisure Village resident remembers the train ride that saved her life

Posted on January 27, 2016

JUAN CARLO/THE STAR Lina Edwards escaped Germany on the Kindertransport, the informal name given to a rescue effort that saved thousands of children

When Lina “Lee” Edwards was 15 years old, her tearful mother dropped her off at a train station, where mostly Jewish children like her were being whisked away from the Nazis and toward freedom. At the train station in Germany, Edwards’ mother wiped her tears on a handkerchief, which she also used to hide a gift — a diamond and pearl jewelry piece.

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