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Part Of The Family

Author: Jason Hensley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532740534
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In 1938 and 1939, via a movement known as the Kindertransport, thousands of Jewish children were taken from Nazi-occupied territories to safety in Great Britain. They came to a new family, a new country, and a new life. Approximately 250 of these children were sponsored by Christadelphians, a small Christian group. Often the Holocaust is considered in terms of statistics: how many perished and how many were affected, so much so that at times the individual stories are lost in the numbers. This series examines the experiences of the individuals who came to England as children, and lived with Christadelphians. Ten of these child survivors, and their families, participated in the effort to bring about this first volume. These are their stories.

Part Of The Family Volume 2

Author: Jason Hensley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545528624
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The first volume of this series described the beliefs of the Christadelphians, and told the stories of ten of the children who had left their parents and come to live with Christadelphians via the Kindertransport. This second volume does the same. Just as the first, ten of these child survivors, and their families, give their testimony. Unlike the first volume, however, some of these survivors did not live with Christadelphian families - living instead in Elpis Lodge, the hostel sponsored by Christadelphians in Birmingham. Because of that, this second volume includes further details and primary sources relating to the hostel, in addition to recounting their childhood, flight from Germany, and new life in England. These are their stories.

The Children Of Willesden Lane

Author: Mona Golabek
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316554871
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Fourteen-year-old Lisa Jura was a musical prodigy who hoped to become a concert pianist. But when Hitler's armies advanced on pre-war Vienna, Lisa's parents were forced to make a difficult decision. Able to secure passage for only one of their three daughters through the Kindertransport, they chose to send gifted Lisa to London for safety. As she yearned to be reunited with her family while she lived in a home for refugee children on Willesden Lane, Lisa's music became a beacon of hope. A memoir of courage, survival, and the power of music to uplift the human spirit, this compelling tribute to one special young woman and the lives she touched will both educate and inspire young readers. Featuring line art throughout and B&W photos.

Jesus The Final Days

Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664233597
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What do history and archaeology have to say about Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection? In this superb general-reader book, two of the world's most celebrated writers on the historical Jesus share their greatest findings. Together, Craig A. Evans and N. T. Wright concisely and compellingly convey the drama and the world-shattering significance of Jesus' final days on earth. Certain to be a best seller during the Lent/Easter season and beyond!

Rescuing The Children

Author: Deborah Hodge
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770493662
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This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain. The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.

How To Find Your First Husband

Author: Rosie Blake
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782398635
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Isobel quits her dead-end job and travels the world seeking the man she believes she is meant to be with. A hilarious and irresistible romantic comedy about a globetrotting quest to find love. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsay Kelk and Mhairi McFarlane. Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text. Where did it all go wrong? When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it's a sign. If she'd stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him... Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.

Into The Arms Of Strangers

Author: Mark Jonathan Harris
ISBN: 9781408892275
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With a preface by Lord Richard Attenborough, a collection of accounts from some of the 10,000 children rescued from the Nazi Regime and brought to the UK by the Kinderstransport schemeIn November 1938, international public opinion was shocked by the news of Kristallnacht - the anti-Jewish pogrom that led to the burning of synagogues and the first mass arrests of Jewish men. Twelve days later, the British government implemented the Kindertransport plan, which allowed many children to leave the horrors of the Nazi regime and find temporary refuge within British families and hostels. By the time war was declared in September 1939, this brave undertaking had saved 10,000 lives.This book, based on the Academy Award-winning feature documentary of the same name, reveals what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the Nazi threat, to escape danger and fear, but also to leave family and friends, perhaps for ever. It is poignantly told in the words of those directly involved. It is both an astonishing insight into a remarkable moment of history and a timely reminder of how welcoming our country has been in the past to those who need welcome, shelter and hope.

Falling Like Ember

Author: Christina L. Schmidt
ISBN: 9780996896900
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Falling Like Ember asks what if music could fill the infinite between two souls? Sixteen-year-old painter Lux Tazo once had paramount plans for her future; falling for musician Ember Sweeney was not one of them. The prodigy and the headliner of his band, Falling Like Ember, speaks in song titles and writes lyrics about Lux. Just when they finally take a chance on each other, tragedy takes her to a crossroads called Boreloque. Ember fights for Lux back home in Briar Heights, while she struggles for her very soul. Will they break down walls of expectation and fear, through the power of music and love, and find each other in a place that defines and unites them? Can Lux and Ember move through infinity and find each other in the darkness?

Ark Of Civilization

Author: Sally Crawford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199687552
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In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Germany was at the cutting edge of arts and humanities scholarship across Europe. However, when many of its key thinkers--leaders in their fields in classics, philosophy, archaeology, art history, and oriental studies--were forced to flee to England following the rise of the Nazi regime, Germany's loss became Oxford's gain. From the mid-1930s onwards, Oxford could accurately be described as an "ark of knowledge" of western civilization: a place where ideas about art, culture, and history could be rescued, developed, and disseminated freely. The city's history as a place of refuge for scientists who were victims of Nazi oppression is by now familiar, but the story of its role as a sanctuary for cultural heritage, though no less important, has received much less attention. In this volume, the impact of Oxford as a shelter, a meeting point, and a center of thought in the arts and humanities specifically is addressed, by looking both at those who sought refuge there and stayed, and those whose lives intersected with Oxford at crucial moments before and during the war. Although not every great refugee can be discussed in detail in this volume, this study offers an introduction to the unique conjunction of place, people, and time that shaped Western intellectual history, exploring how the meeting of minds enabled by libraries, publishing houses, and the University allowed Oxford's refugee scholars to have a profound and lasting impact on the development of British culture. Drawing on oral histories, previously unpublished letters, and archives, it illuminates and interweaves both personal and global histories to demonstrate how, for a short period during the war, Oxford brought together some of the greatest minds of the age to become the custodians of a great European civilization.