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Rescuing the Children: The Story of the Kindertransport by [Hodge, Deborah]
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Length: 64 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 10 - 13 Grade Level: 5 and up
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*Starred Review* Filled with gripping personal biographies, this history of the famous 1939 rescue of 10,000 Jewish children during the Holocaust weaves together a general overview with the detailed memories of eight survivors. Boxed accounts in first-person voices tell stories of young people who were sent away from home to live with strangers and what happened to them after they fled—on the journey across Europe to Britain, and then with their new host families. Neither melodramatic nor sentimental, the simple, accessible prose reveals the historical realities of how non-Jewish children were taught to love Hitler and to hate Jews, along with the heartbreak of saying good-bye and the fact that most of the rescued would never see their parents again. The spacious design features small historical photos and individual portraits on every double-page spread, as well as color paintings by artist-survivor Hans Jackson, who shows scenes of book burning, the horror of Kristallnacht, and much more. The extensive back matter is part of the story and includes a glossary, a map of the children’s route, and a bibliography with current websites. Even with all the books out there about the Kindertransport, readers will grab this exemplary title for historical research and for personal reading. Grades 5-12. --Hazel Rochman

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“…Neither melodramatic nor sentimental, the simple, accessible prose reveals the historical realities of how ‘non-Jewish children [were] taught to love Hitler and to hate Jews,’ along with the heartbreak of saying good-bye and the fact that most of the rescued would never see their parents again…. Even with all the books out there about the Kindertransport, readers will grab this exemplary title for historical research and for personal reading.”
— Starred Review, Booklist

“Fitting neatly into primary-classroom units about World War II and the Holocaust…. Then-and-now portraits … with a mix of period photos and paintings by Kinder artist Hans Jackson, provide plenty of visual witness to those dangerous times and the children caught in them. A quick but systematic overview, well-endowed with both visual and documentary supporting material….”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time…. Explaining the Holocaust is never easy, but Hodge does an outstanding job of describing the horrors of what was happening and then putting them in a historical context that is comprehensible to even young students with only a passing knowledge of the period…. “
—School Library Journal

“…Deborah Hodge pieces together some of the remarkable tales told by the children who lived because they escaped from the Nazis. What is most striking about Hodge’s book is how she weaves what the children themselves relate into her narrative. In their own words, they offer readers insight into the trauma of leaving their families and friends behind, journeying to a place where they didn’t speak the language and felt foreign and alone, unsure what was happening back home or whether they’d ever see their parents or siblings again.”
Canadian Children’s Book News

Product Details

  • File Size: 11082 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (October 9, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 9, 2012
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007UH4J3U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #769,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This was a different look into the plight of the Jews. It was very interesting to see what the children's perspective was as they left everything they new and loved including parents to go to the unknown. It is a very good book. Worth the read.
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"...The men and women who organized and ran the Kindertransport were unbelievably brave and tenacious, and thanks to their efforts, thousands of children were relocated to safety before the war really began...Hodge peppers the book with anecdotes about the Kindertransport experience from eight different people who were child refugees through this program...

...The brevity of the book along with the overall tone leads me to believe that Rescuing the Children is really meant for roughly middle-grade children (well, that and the fact that Hodge is a children's author), but the content is not watered-down to the point where the message would be lost to older readers. As an adult, I know I got a lot out of reading this, and although it's not the kind of book I'd use as a source on an academic paper, I would certainly recommend it as an excellent jumping-off point for anyone interested in learning about this topic in particular or about the Holocaust and World War II in general."

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Rescuing the Children is a well organized collection of what appears to be textbook facts and survivor accounts of Nazi-occupation during WWII, and the humanitarian efforts, namely Kindertransport, to rescue as many children as possible from near certain death. This is a juvenile-friendly book with easy to understand text, pictures, and artwork all relating to the events which made Kindertransport necessary.

The Holocaust and its far reaching effects are not news. We've all heard stories, watched movies, or had the privilege of speaking to someone who experienced it firsthand. The unique perspective this book offers is from that of a child. Although they are now in their 90's, the childhood innocence of the eight individuals chronicled in this book will capture your heart and not let go. This book is well suited for children in grades 4-7.
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Well done. Great for upper elementary school children. Topic is well researched and presented well ; factual and with sensitivity. Stories related in a manner that children can understand and relate to.
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"Rescuing the Children" touches on a deeply emotional topic - Jewish children being evacuated from Nazi-occupied Germany - and tells their story through the voices of 8 survivors. Despite WWII's dark and horrific history, this book gives hope for those who wish to help others, quoting from the Talmud, a Jewish holy text, the ideal that "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire." This is a good book for grades 4-6, with simple text, beautiful photographs, an inspiring message, and depictions of WWII occurrences that are not too graphic.
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This is a children's book that follows the war-time lives of eight Jewish children who sought refuge through the kindertransport. The book alternatives between descriptive historical narratives and snippets told from the children's point of view. I think this was an interesting book, one that could help teach children about the holocaust and kindertransport. This would be a good book for the classroom, it is both instructive and touching.
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I have a heart to hear the truth of those awful days. I wasn't born yet, and I wanted it in my library, so that future generations, can learn from it, be passionate about it, and truly care for others, the way God intended us too.
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