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Time Zones: A Journalist in the World

by Schlesinger, Joe (1990); Published by Toronto: Random House Canada

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

Throw Your Feet Over Your Shoulders: Beyond the Kindertransport

by Stolzberg Korobkin, Frieda (2008); Published by Devora Publishing

In Throw Your Feet Over Your Shoulders: Beyond the Kindertransport, Frieda Stolzberg Korobkin presents a compelling, powerful and vividly described odyssey of her life as a six-year- old child sent by her parents (along with her siblings) from their home in Vienna, Austria to the relative safety of England. It is December 1938, and Friedl’s parents make the heart-wrenching decision to send her and her sisters and brother on a kindertransport to England — organized by Rabbi Solomon Schonfeld.

Three Lives in Transit

by Selo, Laura (1992); Published by London: Excalibur Press

The autobiographical story of three sisters who traveled from Prague to London.

They Found Refuge

by Bentwich, Norman (1956); Published by London: Cresset Press

Norman Bentwich writes of his involvement with the Kindertransport movement.

The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy: Voices of Those Who Escaped Before the “Final Solution.”

by Whiteman, Dorit Bader (1993); Published by New York: Insight Books

Dorit Bader Whiteman has woven together the stories of 190 escapees, including several who left via the Kindertransports.

The Tiger in the Attic: Memories of the Kindertransport and Growing Up English

by Milton, Edith (2005); Published by Chicago: University of Chicago Press

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.

The Salzburg Connection: An Adolescence Remembered

by Lieberman, J. Nina (2004); Published by New York: Vantage Press

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

The Rescue of the Prague Refugees: 1938/39

by Chadwick, W.R. (2010); Published by Matador

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

The Phantom Lane

by Kramer, Lotte (2000); Published by Ware, England: The Rockingham Press

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 Ninth of November

by Zurndorfer, Hannele (1983); Published by London: Quartet Books

Hannele Zurndorfer left Dusseldorf in May 1939 on a children’s transport with her younger sister. She ends her story with the last letter she received from her father. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

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 Millisle Farm in Co Down

Published by Down County Museum

Jewish children, who escaped on Kindertransports, and other refugees from Nazi terror found refuge in a remote farm on the Ards peninsula in the late 1930s. The Belfast Jewish community had leased the farm to provide a home and living for these refugees. In Millisle and Donaghadee the local communities, including Millisle Primary School, proved to be firm friends of the farm, providing help with whatever was needed.

The Latecomers

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

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 King’s Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought for Britain in the Second World War

by Fry, Helen (2007); Published by Sutton Publishing

This book tells the compelling story of the 10,000 German and Austrian nationals who, fleeing Nazi persecution, arrived in Britain between 1933 and 1939, and at the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939 became ‘enemy aliens’. Many volunteered to serve in the British forces, swore allegiance to George VI and became known as ‘the King’s most loyal enemy aliens’. Interviews with several KTA members are featured, as well as an impressive selection of archive photographs, many of which are reproduced for the first time. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Kindertransport, Contesting Memory

by Craig-Norton, Jennifer (2019); Published by Indiana University Press

Jennifer Craig-Norton sets out to challenge celebratory narratives of the Kindertransport that have dominated popular memory and literature. According to these accounts, the Kindertransport was a straightforward act of rescue and salvation, with little room for a deeper, more complex analysis. Craig-Norton emphasizes the use of archival sources, many of them newly discovered testimonial accounts and letters. This evidence allows compelling insights into interactions between children and parents and caregivers and shows readers a more nuanced and complete picture of the Kindertransport.

The Kindertransport Experience; A Socio-Psychological Study of Attachment, Trauma And Acculturation

by Guske, Iris, Dr (2007); Published by Centre for German Jewish Studies, University of Sussex

Unpublished doctoral thesis featuring several members of the KTA.

The Historical Association Alkmaar

(2018) Published by de Historische Vereniging Alkmaar

The Historical Association Alkmaar started in 2018 with a campaign to develop and fund a statue for Truus Wijsmuller-Meijer. The municipality of Alkmaar and the Historical Association Alkmaar worked together towards the day of the unveiling: April 21, 2020, the birthday of Truus Wijsmuller-Meijer. Given the coronavirus, this has unfortunately not happened. The Historical Association Alkmaar and the municipality of Alkmaar are currently discussing a new date for the unveiling of the statue. Information can be found on the website Tante Truus is here!