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Books

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
Classic story of a family moving around Europe to avoid the Nazis good for context.

Journeys – Children of the holocaust tell their stories edited by Wendy Whitworth
True accounts of people that escaped the Nazis suitable for children.

Diary of a young girl Anne Frank
The real diary of Anne Frank hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

Zlata’s diary by Zlata Filipovic
True account of the war in Sarajevo from a 10 year old girl.

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
Fiction. A group of children travel across Europe during the war to try and meet their parents. Good for context.

The Book Thief (also a film) by Markus Zusak
Children using the power of words and books to survive in Nazi Germany.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (also a film) by John Boyne
An unaware boy makes a friend through the wire fence of a concentration camp with tragic consequences.

Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan
A picture book about a Child’s experience of war.

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Websites / visit

Link 1: The National Holocaust Centre & Museum.

We visited the centre and it is an invaluable resource with a dedicated primary exhibition on the kinder transport (The Journey) as well as opportunities to meet and hear survivors speak. It also has an oral history archive if you can’t visit in person

Link 2: Holocaust survivor Bernard Grunberg. Here can watch an extract from Bernards’s testimony

Link 3: Bernard’s audio testimony which has specific information on the kinder transport from around the 10 minute mark

 

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