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Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport (edition 2012)

by Deborah Hodge

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Title:Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport
Authors:Deborah Hodge
Info:Tundra Books (2012), Hardcover, 64 pages
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While this book appears to be geared towards a younger reader, it isn't watered down to the point where it was uninteresting for an adult. The stories and images were heart wrenching and well-assembled. I would recommend this as a good book for anyone who is interested in the kindertransport, but who doesn't want to delve into a more academic history book.
  PirateColey | Jun 1, 2014 |
This is a good overview of the Kindertransport itself. Included are the events leading up to it and how the children were actually transported plus some about their lives during and after the war. I particularly liked that Hodge included a list of other books for both children and adults and wish that my local library had some of them.

A good introduction for both children and adults to this subject with lots of great illustrations. Recommended.
  hailelib | Dec 21, 2013 |
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"...The men and women who organized and ran the Kindertransport were unbelievably brave and tenacious, and thanks to their efforts, thousands of children were relocated to safety before the war really began...Hodge peppers the book with anecdotes about the Kindertransport experience from eight different people who were child refugees through this program...

...The brevity of the book along with the overall tone leads me to believe that Rescuing the Children is really meant for roughly middle-grade children (well, that and the fact that Hodge is a children's author), but the content is not watered-down to the point where the message would be lost to older readers. As an adult, I know I got a lot out of reading this, and although it's not the kind of book I'd use as a source on an academic paper, I would certainly recommend it as an excellent jumping-off point for anyone interested in learning about this topic in particular or about the Holocaust and World War II in general."

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  here.be.bookwyrms | Sep 2, 2013 |
The story of the Jewish children rescued from the Nazis on the kindertransports to England during WWII. Contains interviews and pictures, artwork and bibliography. ( )
  lilibrarian | Apr 1, 2013 |
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I received this book as a part of the Early Reviewers. I read the book several months ago and began passing the book around to my teacher friends. The book would make an excellent addition to a middle school library. The book tells of the "terror" in Germany and how a group of Jewish leaders, Quakers and Christian groups worked together to transport children who were under the age of seventeen out of Germany to the safety of Great Britain. Eight of the girls and boys who were transported tell their personal stories of the Kindertransport. I thought there was a good mix of graphics, photographs and stories/facts. ( )
  justella | Jan 24, 2013 |
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Discusses the efforts of the Kindertransport, which rescued ten thousand Jewish children from Nazi occupied countries before the start of World War II.

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