One Small Suitcase

One Small Suitcase

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For ten months before the Second World War, thousands of children were bundled on to trains and waved goodbye to their parents as they set off across Germany and Holland to the ferries that would take them to England. This book is based on extensive interviews with those who helped to organise the transports, the families who took the children in and above all the young refugees as they began new lives in a strange country. Many were faced with a continuous stream of foster parents and children's homes; many were evacuated and even deported - and almost all never saw their parents again.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 12mm | 111g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0141314699
  • 9780141314693
  • 1,752,946

About Barry Turner

Barry Turner is a highly prolific writer of adult non-fiction - his subjects include world-wide politics, history and travel. He is the editor of The Writer's Handbook, an annual reference guide to the markets for creative writing, and The StatesmanYearbook, an annual publication dealing with the political, economic and social status of countries.
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Table of contents

The Nazis take control; escape!; new experiences; foster families; evacuated; after the war; the legacy of "kindertransporte".
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