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The Weight Of The City eIt has beenstimated that from 1938 to 1940 the Kindertransport spared the lives of 10000 children from almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis Most of those children from infant to age 17 were the only members of their families to survive the brutality of World War II Parents desperate to protect their children handed them over to strangers to be boarded on trains that would take them to safetycover69421 mediumThis is the beginning premise of Jana Zinser s fictional The Children s Train A Novel to be released by BB Publishing on October 26 2015Zinser has written a heart wrenching pic story that follows lives of several children that survived as well as the fates of their families from the beginning occupation
THROUGH THE END OF THE WARZINSER the nd of the warZinser readers from The Anas Assignment escape of occupied territories into hiding to safety the concentration camps and then back undercover behindnemy linesHere s the description from the publisher In November 1938 on The Night of the Broken Glass the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler s men shatter their store windows steal and destroy their belongings and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers Parents fear for their own lives but their focus is on protecting their children When England arranges to take the children out of Germany by train the Kindertransport is organized and parents scramble to get places on the trains for their young family members worried about what the future will hold Soon trains filled with Jewish children Colton P I Second Unit escaping the Nazis chug over the border into Holland where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom But for Peter the shy violin player his sister Becca and his friends Stephen and Hans life in England holds challenges as well Peter s friend Eva who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport is left to thevil plans of Hitler Peter working his musician s hands raw at a farm in Coventry wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of scaping When the Coventry farm is bombed and Nazis have reached England Peter feels he has nothing left He decides it s time to stand and fight Hitler Peter returns to Germany to join the Jewish underground resistance search for the mother and sister he left behind in Berlin and rescue his childhood friend EvaIt s a story of fear torture loss hope
freedom survival and most important of all it s a story of heroism of pic proportionsA freight car survival and most important of all it s a story of heroism of Prairie Storm epic proportionsA freight car those used to transport 80 100 prisoners to the concentration camps A freight car like those used to transport 80 100 prisoners per car to the concentration camps At Museum StutthofAs someone that has had an ongoing interest in Holocaust studies andducation what I really like about The Children s Train is that this novel gives the reader an in depth look both in varying viewpoints and through a broad scope of xperiences making it a perfect introductory look into the history of the Holocaust It is thoroughly ngaging from start to finish After reading you not only have a better picture of the many devastating situations The Dogs Of St Augustine endured by Holocaust victims and survivors you also have a clearer understanding of Nazi and German not mutually inclusive people s positions and actions Yes some believed in Hitler s plan of hate Others acted based on financial reasoning and many out of fearThe subject matter may be a little heavy for young readers but I d certainly recommend it for high school through adults Zinser tells the story simply without over dramatizing or trying to be graphically shocking By the very nature of thevents ven
the author s handling it might be too overwhelming for younger childrenThe young lives of Peter Eva and all the others will tu. In November 1938 on The Night of the Broken Glass the Jewish people of Germany are terrified as Hitler's men shatter their store windows steal and destroy their belongings and arrest many Jewish fathers and brothers Parents fear for their own lives but their focus is on protecting their children When England arranges to take the children out of Germany by train the Kindertransport is organized and parents scramble to get places on the trains for G at your heart and inspire you You ll discover hope in humanity though uiet unassuming acts of courage and heroism and mourn the lives of those that were lostThough 10000 children may have been spared by the Kindertransport 6 million Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis many of them children This is their unforgettable storyI received an ARC from NetGalley Although this story is fiction it is based on a true vent in history Although the story is heartbreaking and painful to read at times I The Heart Of Gold Motivasi enjoyed the book I cannotven imagine the things people went through during this 7 year period Being taken from your family stripped of Bus Tales How To Change The World From 9 To 5 everything you own and stuck in concentration camps some killed some not killed These children survived so much hate This story really makes you think about life and humanity and makes me wonder how we can treatach other the way we do Before starting this review I would like to make mention of the author Jana Zinser s dedication In part it says The Nazis killed six million Jews One and a half million of those Jews were children Peter and Becca represent two of the than ten thousand children who safely Craving escaped to England on the Kindertransport Most of the Kindertransport children never saw their parents againI personally want to say I believe we must never forget these atrocities these were mothers father brothers sisters children and babies What was done was to them was pure EVIL We need to continue toducate generation to generationThe majority of the novel is based around Peter the 11 yr old protagonist and his 6 yr old sister Becca Peter s father had fought in The Great War who had come back a hero and was left with the scars to prove it shrapnel in his leg Very Die Maskulisten Organisierter Antifeminismus Im Deutschsprachigen Raum early on we are shown the character of this man forxample he owns the local butcher and in 1933 he is no longer supposed to slaughter the animals the Jewish wayhe shows the strength of his convictions by still doing so When Peter mentions that Hitler will be angry with him his father replies that he would rather have Hitler mad with him than God Peter s mother is also a strong and loving woman who was obviously put Earth to be a mother To round of this beautiful family there is one year old rosy cheeked LilyJana Zinser brilliantly Wall Street Coloring Book expresses the horror confusion and fear that not only Peter but the other children in the novel are feeling and thinking when witnessing the atrocities by the NazisPeter is trying to comprehend why he is considered less than human and hated he has never hated anything nor does he really understand the concept of hatredspecially the hatred by the Nazis for him being Jewish He specially finds it difficult since he has been brought up to be proud of his heritage Peter s confusion continues such as why would Germany be proud of his heritage Peter s confusion continues such as why would Germany longer want him and his family when his Dad was a war hero who had fought for Germany during the The Great War ven Hitler fought on the same side as hisThrough The Author S
Father Some Of The Local Nazi S Had Fought SideSome of the local Nazi s had fought side side with his father once his friends now his Born To Pull enemiesThis book is not just about Peter s family but also Peter and his friends families They all have the same things in common they are Jewish and all go to the same school in Berlin Zinser s description is heartbreaking when she describes little children as young as 4 being marched out of the school and told they will never return because they are rats As the situation becomesven dire for the Jewish families losing their homes and businesses The freezing winter begins to close in The parents are given only one solution that could possibly save their children and that is The Children s Train called Kindertransport Peter and Becca and some of their schoolfriend. Heir young family members worried about what the future will hold Soon trains filled with Jewish children Gazal escaping the Nazis chug over the border into Holland where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom But for Peter the shy violin player his sister Becca and his friends Stephen and Hans life in England holds challenges as well Peter’s friend Eva who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport is left to thevil pl.
Summary The Childrens TrainS were on one of those trains The Kindertransport was organised and fully
funded by a group of wonderful volunteers and generous financial donators from Englandby a group of wonderful volunteers and generous financial donators from England transported as many Jewish children out of Germany as they possibly could before all of the German Borders were closed As the book continues we learn what happens to Peter s family left behind We also learn the fate of other families and of some of the children whose parents made the decision not to send their children This is spread out over a number of years as we watch Peter grow into a young manWhen I *Began This Book I Thought *this book I thought I had uite a lot of knowledge about the Holocaust but I was surprised to learn about the Kindertransport children Although this novel is fiction the Kindertransport was not and I will never forget about the ones that made it on those trains and also the ones who did notThank you NetGalley the Publisher and Author for giving me the opportunity to read this in turn for a fair and honest review The writing is simplistic at first but the story is not It s horrifying and moving and Rosy George S Convention Conundrum enlightening and as heartbreaking and as gut wrenching as anything I ve read about the holocaust yet it is hopeful The horrors and the fears faced by the Jewish children in this novel were faced by the one and a half million children who were killed by the Nazis but the children in this story represent some of the 10000 who were saved by the British on the Kindertransport the train taking them from Germany to England to save them from the Nazis Heartbreaking does not adeuately describe seeing these young children attempt to understand what is happening to Jews and why How do youxplain why their father s shop is destroyed or why he is taken away or why their home is ransacked in the middle of the night How do you Brenna And The Horses Of Lusayana explain why they arexpelled from their school because they are Jews How do you Blood Money explain why they must leave their home their mother and fathers and get on a train to EnglandThis is the story of 11 year old Peter who loves his violin and his music and his younger sister Becca It s about Peter s friend Eva who gets left behind It s the story of their friends Hans and Stephen and the orphan boy Noah Jana Zinser tells us that these children are fictional but we know they represent real lives Their stories along with those of other characters are told simultaneously as the author moves among them simply by new paragraphs at times within the chapters We move from England and back to Germany to Stephen s family hiding in the attic and Eva and her family in Bockenburg camp Some of them children are safe from Hitler and alive but their lives are far from the happy ones they lived before It seemed so chaotic at times but then you realize how it must have been that wayFor the next seven years we follow this circle of friends and their families from Berlin to England to the camps back in Germany to Poland and back to Berlin Their paths sometimes cross some die some live all of them courageous than can be describedven though it is Peter and Noah who join the Resistance I got and taken by these characters and the urge to know the fate of Confessions Of A College Call Girl each andvery one of them When I read about children of the holocaust I am of course reminded of Anne Frank and The Diary of a Young Girl and I think about Hana s Suitcase A True Story When I read about brave and good people trying to save their fellow human beings I reminded of My Mother s Secret A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Story I am always reminded of The Street Sweeper because all of these books say to us Don t let them forget Zinser has done a beautiful job of doing just that I highly recommend this bookThanks to BB Publishing and NetGalley. Ans of Hitler Peter working his musician’s hands raw at a farm in Coventry wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of scaping When the Coventry farm is bombed and Nazis have reached England Peter feels he has nothing left He decides it’s time to stand and fight Hitler Peter returns to Germany to join the Jewish underground resistance search for the mother and sister he left behind in Berlin and rescue his childhood friend ,