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Ten Thousand Children: True Stories Told by Children Who Escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport

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Tells the true stories of children who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, a rescue mission led by concerned British to save Jewish children from the Holocaust.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Behrman House Publishing (first published September 1st 1998)
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I recently read the book "Ten Thousand Children" by Anne L. Fox. This book is filled with tragic stories told by children who were on the Kindertransport during the Holocaust. The Kindertransport is an organization which was started to keep children safe while their parents were suffering in The Holocaust. These children had to be approved to be able to go to England and live with an english family. Some of the families treated their new relatives like slaves, but other families were explained t ...more
As the Nazi Party, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, gained power in Germany, the persecution of the Jews accelerated. When accounts about the atrocities began to circulate to other countries, a group of British citizens asked their government to help the children of Jewish families come to England. It was evident to many that war was imminent and that immediate steps needed to be taken to insure the safety of these innocent children. And so began what was termed the Kindertransport. Ten tho ...more
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
"Jews in England were alarmed to hear of the burning of the synagogues on Kristallnacht and the destruction of Jewish property by the Nazi."
Several Jewish organizations ( who promised to raise the necessary money & to seek shelter for the children) "together with church groups and the Quakers, begged the British government to admit Jewish children... England's government granted permission to admit children without passports..."
The first 'Kindertransport' left Germany on December 1, 1938. Te
Sep 21, 2011 rated it liked it
This is a YA type book, with all kinds of terms explained as they might need to be for teenagers. The basic information is rather well known, as is the fact that some of the children found good foster families, while others were treated like servants. It is interesting to note that after the six years or so that chlldren had been separated from their parents, both they and the parents changed--if the parents hadn't been killed in the Holocaust--so that it was hard for them to readjust. Most of t ...more
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting, short book with personal stories about the Kinder - children who escaped Nazi Germany right before war broke out and were taken in by the people of England. They had to leave family behind and 2/3 of them were orphaned by the wars end. The book is aimed at children (including having difficult words defined in the margins), but it is still interesting to adults. Besides leaving family behind, many of the Kinder also had to endure the Blitz once in England and were relocated multiple ...more
Aug 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Patty, Holocaust
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An excellent book. True stories of the children who escaped to England on the Kindertransport combines short stories of what their life was like in Germany prior to leaving with updates of how their lives turned out. Sidebars provide a glossary, and the use of photos and actual documents makes this both a riveting story and a textbook of the Holocaust told from the children's perspective. Just right for a 6th-8th grade unit.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This books tells several stories of children who escaped the Holocaust by going to England on the Kindertransport. Very well written and touching. A must read for kids and adults.
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