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One More Border: The True Story of One…

One More Border: The True Story of One Family's Escape from War-Torn…

by William Kaplan, Shelley Tanaka (Illustrator)

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This book follows a family's journey to escape the Holocaust.
  elindseyziegler | Mar 14, 2015 |
One more border is a nonfiction picture storybook that details the escape journey of one family out of war-torn Europe all the way through Russia and onto Japan. The story tells of the family's struggles and their worries about not obtaining a visa in order to leave Lithuania. This book includes both illustrations, as well as original photographs from the 1930s and 1940s. Even though it is a picture storybook, this book can be used as a great resource for students in K-12; it provides an insight look into a young boy's feelings as his family travels across the country, and in some cases he does not understand the severity of his situation. This book can be used as an introduction to the Holocaust in a high school class, or as a book to read to younger grades to help them understand how difficult the war was for Jews trying to escape Europe. ( )
  ccoakley | Apr 10, 2013 |
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It's 1939, and Memel, Lithuania, is no longer safe for Jewish families like the Kaplans. Nazi troops have overtaken much of Europe, and hundreds of thousands of Jews have tried to flee Hitler's advance. Most do not succeed. The Kaplans — Igor, his little sister, Nomi, and their parents, Bernard and Nadja — are determined to survive. Staying one small step ahead of the German troops, they encounter the legendary Japanese consul Chiune Sugihara, who manages to finagle exit visas for the entire family — everyone, that is, except for the Russian-born Mrs. Kaplan, who must somehow secure her own papers. Can she succeed where so many have failed, and find refuge with her family, or will she meet the grim fate of millions of other Jews? The Kaplans' desperate attempts to obtain safe passage, and their harrowing journey three-quarters of the way around the world, on ship and on the Trans-Siberian Express, form a riveting narrative that puts a personal face on the often-overwhelming human tragedy that is the Holocaust.

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Describes one families hardships as they escape war-torn Europe.

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