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The Children’s Train, Escape On The Kindertransport

by Zinser, Jana (2015); Published by BQB Publishing

May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Emerald Horizon (The Star and the Shamrock Book 2)

by Grainger, Jean (2019); Published by Independently Published

Liesl and Erich have found a home in Ireland away from the chaos of war-ravaged Europe. As the dark news of what has happened to their fellow Jews filters through, they are torn – love for their mother and their home on one hand, and the profound sense of peace and belonging they have in Ballycreggan on the other. Like all of the other children who escaped Nazi territory on the Kindertransport, they must wait to hear the fate of their loved ones.

The English German Girl

by Simons, Jake Wallis (2011); Published by Polygon: An Imprint of Birlinn Limited

‘Rosa must carry her suitcase herself. She heaves it up, walks through the doorway, looks back one final time: Papa and Mama are standing arm in arm, they are waving, but their masks have fallen away, they look hopeless, and that is the worst thing of all; Rosa turns her back and they are gone.” The Klein family is slowly but surely losing everything they hold dear or ever took for granted as Hitler’s anti-Jewish laws take hold in 1930s Berlin. In desperation, fifteen-year-old Rosa is put on a Kindertransport train out of Germany, to begin a new life in England.

The Fortunate Ones

by Umansky, Ellen (2017); Published by William Morrow

One very special work of art – a Chaim Soutine painting – will connect the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in this enthralling and transporting debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. It is 1939 in Vienna, and as the specter of war darkens Europe, Rose Zimmer’s parents are desperate. Unable to get out of Austria, they manage to secure passage for their young daughter on a kindertransport, and send her to live with strangers in England.

The Last Train to London

by Waite Clayton, Meg (2019); Published by Harper Books

From New York Times bestselling novelist Meg Waite Clayton comes a powerful pre-WWII era novel based on the true story of the Kindertransport rescue of ten thousand children from Nazi-occupied Europe – and one brave woman, Truus Wijsmuller, who helped them escape.

The Latecomers

by Brookner, Anita (1989); Published by New York: Pantheon Books

The Nature of Blood

by Phillips, Caryl (1997); Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf

May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The One I Was

by Graham, Eliza (2015); Published by Lake Union Publishing - Amazon

The Star and the Shamrock

by Grainger, Jean (2019); Published by Independently Published

Could you put your children on a train to save their lives? Ariella Bannon is alone except for her two Jewish children. With every passing day, life is becoming more and more dangerous for Liesl and Erich in Berlin. The Nazis are allowing some children out on the Kindertransport, but can she bear to let them go? Amazon bestsellers, The Star and the Shamrock, and its sequel The Emerald Horizon are stories of the darkest days in human history, but amid the terror is the indominable human spirit, and the incredible kindness of strangers.

Total Recall

by Paretsky, Sara (2001); Published by New York: Delacorte Press

War Story

by Edelman, Gwen (2001); Published by New York: Penguin Putnam