Title: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport
Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Publication: February 1, 2017
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: Children’s Books, History
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Tells the stories–in their own words–of several of the thousands of Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940 and brought to new homes in the United Kingdom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
Stories from Nazi Germany are fascinating and saddening to me at the same time. I cannot image having lived through something like that, yet I find the stories of strength, perseverance, and survival to be incredibly uplifting. Everyone knows the story of Anne Frank and her family. Yet there are so many other kids that went through hell as well that we never hear about. Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport contains those stories. I love how it went into how their life started with all the religious persecution and being sent away and then at the end tells you how they turned out and rose above the things that happened to them. While talking about the Holocaust and Jewish people dying is not something for kids, this book allows them to hear the stories without the gruesome details.
Emma Carlson Berne wrote a great book with just enough graphics to keep the kids interested as they learn about an important time in history that helps teach valuable lessons to kids. This book is great for everyone, kids and adults, and I highly recommend it as you take a closer look at a few of the kids who lived through Nazi Germany and grew up to be incredible human beings. Five out of five stars.
Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Emma Carlson Berne is out February 1st, 2017. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and bookstores near you. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for author Berne when you are finished.