The Last Train to London

The Last Train to London

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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"In 1936, the Nazis are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna's streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan's best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents' carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis' take control. There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss - Hitler's annexation of Austria - as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape. Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question," in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019
ISBN: 9780062946966
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Mar 23, 2020

Agonizingly poignant. Something that must be read about, but nothing that should ever be necessary again. Waite treats the subject with delicacy.

Jan 27, 2020

Excellent. WW2

Jan 02, 2020


Sep 28, 2019

hard to get into

JCLPiepieB Sep 03, 2019

A very powerful, pre-WWII story about courage, passion, and above all an unshakeable faith. Incredible what these little (and not so little) children went through. This book will make you want to research the real-life people upon which this novel is based.

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