The last train to London: A Novel

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The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See , centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europeand one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. In 1936, the Nazi are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Viennas streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephans best friend and companion is the brilliant ofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis take control. There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the AnschlussHitler’s annexation of Austriaas, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape. Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the zFinal Solution to the Jewish Question,y in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and ofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad.
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subject_facetHistorical fiction
Jewish children -- Fiction
Jewish refugees -- Fiction
Jews -- Austria -- Vienna -- Fiction
Kindertransports (Rescue operations) -- Fiction
Vienna (Austria) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_displayThe last train to London : a novel
title_fullThe Last Train to London A Novel
The last train to London : a novel / Meg Waite Clayton
title_shortThe last train to London
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Historical Fiction
History
Jewish children
Jewish refugees
Jews
Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
Literature