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Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: Tells the stories -- in their own words -- of several of the thousands of Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940 and brought to new homes in the United Kingdom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5318 BER

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

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Summary: After escaping a slave labor camp, Luka joins an underground resistance in the fight against the Nazis and the Soviets, but he has two overriding goals--reunite with Lida, who was a friend in the labor camp, and make it back to his home in Ukraine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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Summary: Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TRA

Sepetys, Ruta

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Summary: Racing to freedom with thousands of other refugees as Russian forces close in on their homes in East Prussia, Joana, Emilia, and Florian meet aboard the doomed Wilhelm Gustloff and are forced to trust each other in order to survive.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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Brown, Kate Lord

Summary: "An international bestseller, Kate Lord Brown's debut novel The Perfume Garden has sold especially well in Canada, where it was selected as Walmart's Read of the Month for June 2015 and made it to the Globe & Mail bestseller list. The House of Dreams combines Brown's lovely, lyrical writing and signature interwoven past/present narrative style with an even more commercial time period and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Osborne, William (William Hanslow)

Summary: In June 1941, Otto and Leni, two young refugees from the Nazis living in England, are sent on a secret mission to Bavaria, to extract a young girl attending a summer camp, and who may hold the key to the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC OSB

De Waal, Elisabeth

Summary: "Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEW

Erbelding, Rebecca

Summary: "America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained. In January 1944, a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle accompanied his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 ERB

Orringer, Julie

Summary: In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ORR

Bethell, Nicholas William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 1974

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 BET

Summary: "Leaving the devastation of World War II behind them, a little girl and her brother travel from Europe to Israel in search of family, hope, and future. Placed in a refugee camp on their arrival they are confronted by a world of colorful characters whose intrigues both terrify and tantalize them and are forced to face the difficult realities of a new land. Powerfully reflecting the complexities...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sisu Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NEW

Maitland, Leslie.

Summary: Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees, the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before the Germans sealed its harbors. Then, barred from entering the United States, they lived in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53145 MAI

Spivack, Kathleen

Summary: "A strange, haunting, exhilarating debut novel about survival and love in all its forms: about sexual awakenings and dark secrets, about European refugee intellectuals who've fled Hitler's armies with dreams intact and who have come to an elusive new (American) "can-do, will-do" world they cannot seem to find. A novel steeped in surreal storytelling and beautiful music that transports its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SPI

Fry, Varian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johnson Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 FRY

Ridley, Barbara

Summary: "Coming of age in Prague in the 1930s, Lena Kulkova is inspired by the left-wing activists who resist the rise of fascism. She meets Otto, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and follows him to Paris to work for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. As the war in Spain ends and a far greater war engulfs the continent, Lena gets stuck in Paris with no news from her Jewish family, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2017

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Cantrell, Rebecca.

Summary: Covering the 1938 St. Martin festival when she learns that Jewish-Polish citizens are being deported from Germany, journalist Hannah rushes to get the story only to be kidnapped by the SS and rescued by her presumed-dead lover Lars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

Summary: In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment Co./Warner Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TCFF C

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CAS

Summary: Based on a true story, it is an unforgettable film of love, courage and sacrifice. During the final months of World War II in Hungary, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. On a journey filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to save his family and thousands of lives from the enemy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Wa

Shephard, Ben

Summary: At the end of World War II, long before an Allied victory was assured and before the scope of the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler would come into focus or even assume the name of the Holocaust, Allied forces had begun to prepare for its aftermath. Taking cues from the end of the First World War, planners had begun the futile task of preparing themselves for a civilian health crisis that, due...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 SHE

Summary: Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2003

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Casablanca

Summary: In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Warner Home Video 0000

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Bastianich, Lidia

Summary: The host of "Lidia's Kitchen" shares a memoir that traces her impoverished but loving upbringing under Tito's communist regime in Yugoslavia, her years as a refugee while trying to enter the United States, and her early start as a restaurant worker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 BAST

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5092 Bastianich 2018

Orringer, Julie

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Summary: "The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ORR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ORR

Watts, Irene N

Summary: Young Marianne escapes Nazi Germany to the safety of Britain, but she does not speak English, she is not welcome in her sponsors' home, and she misses her mother terribly, which all add up to a difficult struggle to survive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tradewind Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 WAT