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Remember Me: A Search for Refuge in Wartime Britain

(Escape from Berlin #2)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Young Marianne is one of the lucky ones. She has escaped on one of the first kindertransporte organized to take Jewish children out of Germany to safety in Britain.

At first Marianne is desperate. She does not speak English, she is not welcome in her sponsors’ home, and, most of all, she misses her mother terribly. As the months pass, she realizes that she cannot control
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Published February 21st 2012 by Tundra Books (first published September 1st 2000)
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♥ Sandi ❣
4 stars

I read the first book of this series, Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany, almost 6 years ago. Not sure why it has taken me so long to follow up with books 2 and 3.

In this book, with the Gestapo searching houses, Marianne is put on a Kindertransport out of Germany, by her mother, trying to keep her alive. She is 12 years old and all by herself. She ends up in Britain with a family who had lost a young daughter and is smothered and expected to replace that dead child.
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Seema
This story is about a young Jewish girl who manages to get out of Nazi Germany before the war. Her mother sends her on the Kindertransport where she is taken to London, England. The author writes well about her problems of adjustment into a new household. She is a Jew so she's not welcomed much. She does manage to make a friend Bridget who is kind to her. The Forster family is quite cold and is using her almost as a domestic. Then she gets evacuated to Wales. The second half is not as good as ...more
Vanessah
This book was super short so it's awesome for a quick read. It felt quite juvenile (but what can I say) so I felt like a lot of aspects were missing from the plot and everything. However, it was an interesting book.
Sandy Brehl
This is a welcome addition within the series because the point of view places young readers directly in the shoes of a displaced refugee. The setting half a century ago allows deep discussions of the circumstances, feelings, and consequences of war and oppression without the baggage of current events. eventually, though, the comparisons can and should be discussed.
Miss Amanda
gr 5-7 174 pgs


1939 England/Wales. 11 year old Marianne is afraid to leave home on the kindertransporte but she tries to be brave. Her mother has told her that the kindertrnsporte is just for children and that the adults must wait their turn. Marianne hopes their turn is soon. "Aunt" Vera, who has taken her in, treats her like a servant, insists on calling her "Mary Anne" and is never happy with anything that Marianne does. Together with her new friend Bridget, they try to find a job for
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Verlonda Sandoval
In this book the author writes about the children that were taken from their parents, they were put on a train and taken to Berlin. Miss Baxter was a very nice to the little children. They really didn't care if they have siblings. When they got separated they just sat there with their heads down. Young Marianne is one of the lucky ones. She has escaped on the first Kindertransport organized to take Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to safety in Britain. At first Marianne is desperate. She does ...more
Kristine
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan of authors who feel the need to write the thoughts of the main character in italics, it seems like an insult to an intelligent reader who can infer these thoughts on their own.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
The true story of a Jewish girl who is sent as a refugee to England in 1938.
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I distinctly remember reading this book in a sunny corner of the library.
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Irene N. Watts is a German-born Canadian writer and educator. She was born in Berlin in 1931 and lived there for seven years. She moved to the United Kingdom by way of Kindertransport and was educated in England and Wales. Watts earned degrees in English literature and modern history at Cardiff University.

Other books in the series

Escape from Berlin (3 books)
  • Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany
  • Finding Sophie