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The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers and Their Stories of Courage

by Klempner, Mark (2006); Published by Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press

The Global Directory of Holocaust Museums

A directory with links to museums throughout the world.

The Girl with Two Suitcases

by Baram, Myra (1988); Published by Sussex, England: The Book Guild

Kindertransport Survivor Myra Baram tells the story of her life from Berlin to Nethanya, Israel. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Girl Museum- Kindertransport

(2018) Published by Girl Museum

A lovely online resource, showcasing photographs, documents, and videotaped oral histories, with a robust study guide that meets common core educational goals.

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 Forgotten Kindertransportees: The Scottish Experience

by Williams, Frances (2014); Published by Bloomsbury Academic

Introduction: The Forgotten Kindertransportees: A Scottish Experience 1. Protecting the Status Quo: The Reception of the Trans-migrants 2. The Making of an Invisible Trans-migrant: Kindertransportee Care 3. Scottish Care for the Jewish Minor: Kindertransportees’ Adaptation to a New Jewish Life 4. Creating New Olim in Scotland: The Limitations of a Zionist Endeavour 5. Narrating Life Stories: The Long-term Impact of a Residential Upbringing 6. Imagining Scotland: The Scottish Legacy after Migration Appendices Glossary Bibliography Index. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center

The Ephraims and the Neumeyers

by Locke, Tim (2014)

Perspectives on family stories of Görlitz, Dachau, the Kindertransport and the Holocaust. Tim Locke, whose mother Ruth(nee Ruth Neumeyer) and uncle Raimund escaped Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport to England, investigates and shares his family history from the 18th century forward.

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 End Of Everything Ever

by NIE Theatre (2008)

New International Encounter brings together theatre-makers from different European countries to tell stories that focus on episodes that have shaped recent history. Weaving together live music, physical action, and a multitude of languages, they devise visually driven performances that speak directly and dynamically to an audience. They have won awards for their work in both the UK and Europe. The End of Everything Ever draws on true stories and accounts of the Kindertransport to follow the journey of six year old Agata and her quest for home. A story of survival, love and hope.

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 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 Children Who Cheated the Nazis: The Story of the Kindertransport

by Read, Sue (2000)

A documentary film that was broadcast on British television in 2002.

The Children We Remember

by Abells, Chana Byers (1987); Published by London: Julia MacRae Books

For 4 – 8 year olds, about children during the Holocaust. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Children of Willesden Lane. Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival

by Golabek, Mona and Lee Cohen (2003); Published by New York: Warner Books

Aspiring pianist Lisa Jura was 14 when her family put her on a Kindertransport train in Vienna. Jura’s daughter, a pianist, traces the six years Jura spent in London, where she found a surrogate family in the 31 other young refugees at the Willesden Lane hostel.

The Boy in the Statue: From Wartime Vienna to Buckingham Palace

by Reich, Erich (2017); Published by i2i Publishing

The true story of a Jewish refugee boy, Erich, who arrived in this country from Nazi-occupied Europe three days before the start of the war. He was just four, and would never see his parents again. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Boy Alone in Nazi Vienna

(2018) Published by The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

A cache of 40 letters discovered recently in a UK loft and digitized for The Wiener Library archive, documents the prelude to this more unusual experience from a child’s perspective. The letters were written by a boy in Vienna to his mother, who was already in the UK, over the course of an agonizing four-month separation. During this time each worked frantically towards a reunion that they could not be certain would happen as war clouds gathered. May be out of print. Try your local library or Holocaust Memorial Center.

The Berlin Shadow

by Lichtenstein, Jonathan (2020); Published by Scribnner UK

A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son. In 1939, Jonathan Lichtenstein’s father Hans escaped Nazi-occupied Berlin as a child refugee on the Kindertransport. Almost every member of his family died after Kristallnacht, and, arriving in England to make his way in the world alone, Hans turned his back on his German Jewish culture.

The Battle of Britishness: Migrant Journeys, 1685 to the Present

by Kushner, Tony (2012); Published by Manchester University Press

The Arrival of Jewish Refugee Children in England 1938-39

by Ford, Mary R (Volume 2, Number 2, 1983); Published by Immigrants & Minorities Journal, Routledge

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

The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude Van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews

by Wasserstein, Bernard (2014); Published by Harvard University Press

A moving account of courage and of all-too-human failings in the face of extraordinary moral challenges, The Ambiguity of Virtue tells the story of Van Tijn’s work on behalf of her fellow Jews as the avenues that might save them were closed off. Between 1933 and 1940 Van Tijn helped organize Jewish emigration from Germany. After the Germans occupied Holland, she worked for the Nazi-appointed Jewish Council in Amsterdam and enabled many Jews to escape. Some later called her a heroine for the choices she made; others denounced her as a collaborator.