The Last Train


Themes: English, History (World War 2), SMSC

The Last Train explores the real stories of Jewish children who left Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, some of whom came to live in Birmingham. It follows the journey of Inge, who flees persecution after Kristallnacht and takes the last train out of Germany to a new life away from her home, friends and family. She struggles with language, loss and identity in a changing world. When war breaks out and Inge finds hidden letters from her parents, the children predict what she will do next by writing letters inspired by her journey.

“My class were totally focused from beginning to end, immersed in the story. Extremely touching, sensitively tackled and thought provoking.” Year 4 teacher, Heath Mount Primary School



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