Banned from school, parks, movie theaters-banned from all public places!-shy twelve-year-old Lisl Malkin is trying to escape from German-occupied Austria. In this frank, riveting tale, she describes the consequences of that effort. her animated portrayal of confrontations with the Gestapo is bone-chilling. She is finally taken to England by the Kindertransport. She poignantly depicts overcoming her loneliness there during the war, her determination to preserve her Jewish identity, and her eventual embrace of British values. Through tears, laughter, and persistence, she triumphs in achieving independence in America and building a life through marriage, children, and a meaningful career.
|Publisher:||Full Court Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read many memoirs of Holocaust survivors, but this one was truly exceptional. I simply could not put the book down. The story of young Lisl trying to get out of Czechoslovakia to meet up with the Kinder transport brings the reader into the terror and fright faced by a 14 year old girl. The emotions portrayed throughout the book are real, raw and palpable. You will find yourself rooting for Lisl as she has to re-establish a relationship with her parents, find a job, pursue an education, suffer through tremendous loss, and become a confident and independent woman. She is unstoppable in her pursuit to create the life that she wants. Lisl Malkin is truly an inspiration.