We had to be brave : escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport / Deborah Hopkinson
Book | Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. | 2020 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xxi, 341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-298) and index.
Audience
Ages 8-12. Scholastic Focus.
Grade 4 to 6. Scholastic Focus.
Summary
"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.
Subject
Chronological Term
Genre/Form
ISBN
9781338255720 (hardcover)
133825572X (hardcover)
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