The Resource My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Eeurope to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer

My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Eeurope to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer

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My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Eeurope to a life of activism
Title
My train to freedom
Title remainder
a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Eeurope to a life of activism
Statement of responsibility
Ivan A. Backer
Title variation
My train to freedom
Title variation remainder
a Jewish boys journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism
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Language
eng
Summary
The breathtaking memoir by a member of "Nicky's family," a group of 669 Czechoslovakian children who escaped the Holocaust through Sir Nicholas Winton's Kindertransport project, My Train to Freedom relates the trials and achievements of award-winning humanitarian and former Episcopal priest, Ivan Backer. As Backer recounts in his memoir, in May of 1939 as a ten-year-old Jewish boy, he fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for the United Kingdom aboard one of the Kindertransport trains organized by Nicholas Winton, a young London stockbroker. The final train was canceled September 1 when Hitler invaded Poland. The 250 children scheduled for that train were left on the platform and later transported to concentration camps and presumably perished. Detailed in this page-turning true story is Backer's dangerous escape, his boyhood in England, his perilous 1944 voyage to America, and his mantra today
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10513314
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Backer, Ivan A
Dewey number
940.5318092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Backer, Ivan A
  • Jewish refugees
  • Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
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a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism
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My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Eeurope to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 188 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781634506045
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Eeurope to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 188 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781634506045
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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