labfs39: In both books, a child is sent to the English countryside for safety during WWII, and both deal with the relationships between child and caregiver. In Good night, Mr. Tom, the child is escaping the Blitz bombing in London; whereas in Kindertransport, the child is escaping Nazi Germany.… (more)
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All survivors have a story, and there are as many stories as there are individuals who do the telling. To all those who lived to tell their story, and to all who did not - and to all my German-Jewish ancestors who tried for so many generations to carry on their daily lives in freedom and peace - I dedicate my story.
Purdue Jewish Studies Program
Why is there a tree on top of the house?
Afterword: I hope and pray that future mamas, the world over, will never have to make such decisions again.
The author describes the circumstances in Germany after Hitler came to power that led to the evacuation of many Jewish children to England and her experiences as a young girl in England during World War II.