Discover the previously untold stories of women and men who helped save thousands of Jewish children at the start of WWII. Everybody has heard of Oscar Schindler and Sir Nicholas Winton but names such as Bertha Bracey, Lord Alan Sainsbury, or Sir Wyndham Deedes are rarely accredited in the same way – until now.
At a time when governments refused to help, ordinary people took up the mantle, often risking their lives in the process. Find out about the young Dutch woman who stared down Adolf Eichmann and the rogue Rabbi who could charm his way out of trouble. Learn how Sir David Attenborough’s parents brought two young Jewish children into their home and about the diplomats who defied their own government. Mike Levy uncovers all these stories, and many more, in a book which represents decades of research. Importantly, the book pays attention to the role of numerous women, in, what until now, has been a largely male dominated historical narrative.
Mike Levy is a respected Holocaust historian and educator, currently working as a researcher for the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He holds a fellowship with the Imperial War Museum and is chair of the Harwich Kindertransport Memorial appeal.
The heroes in this book helped to save roughly 10,000 children, today, there are an estimated 17 million child refugees, many of them unaccompanied. That is why this book is proudly being published in support of Safe Passage, who help unaccompanied child refugees find legal routes to sanctuary; £1 from every copy sold will be donated to Safe Passage to aid in their vital work.
‘Get the children out!’ is being published on 27-01-2022 to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. You can pre-order the book via lemonsoul.com for £8.99. Once published the book will be available on uk.bookshop.org, Amazon, and select bookshops.
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