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Transport 7-41-R

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
It is 1946. Alone on a crowded transport train, a 13-year-old girl must travel from her childhood in now-defeated Nazi Germany toward an uncertain future in cologne.
Paperback, Large Print, 176 pages
Published by Viking Children's Books (first published June 1st 1976)
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Steph (loves water)
Dec 28, 2012 Steph (loves water) rated it it was amazing
I read this several times in 7th grade because I couldn't figure it out at first read. It's written in the first person and we are never told whether this is a boy or a girl. It has haunted me for many years. With the advent of the internet I was able to find out that T. Degens was a woman, because I could not tell. I always wish there was a sequel to find out what happened when this child relocated to the bombed out city of Cologne after the war.

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Chris
Sep 29, 2009 Chris rated it liked it
This book dives into the world of a young refugee of WWII. She is being sent away from her family so that her family will have one less mouth to feed and to give her a better education. While in transit she meets an older couple. The woman dies along the way and the young girl promises to help the older gentlemen bury his wife when they arrive at their destination. Unfortunately the "trip" is interrupted by typical post-war chaos. Even though she wants to give up, she feels obligated to help and ...more
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