The Last Train to London

The Last Train to London

A Novel

Book - 2019
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In 1936, 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. 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 "Final Solution to the Jewish Question," in a race against time to bring children on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad. Print run 200,000.
Publisher: New York City, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2019
ISBN: 9780062946935
Characteristics: 451 pages ;,23 cm.


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Sep 01, 2020

I loved this book! A lot of previous books I read take place as the war has already started. But this one paints a picture of what happened right before. It’s crazy that children ever had to witness something so evil. I love how it’s based on a true Dutch heroin. She would’ve really rocked the boat in her time.

martins_mom Aug 11, 2020

Wow! Readers of “Sarah’s Key” and “The Tatooist of Auschwitz” should read this one, based on the true story of a Dutch woman who rescued Jewish children from Germany and Austria, and was instrumental in setting up the Kindertransports to Britain. The historical facts are seamlessly interwoven with the lives of several young fictional characters whose situations seem very real.

Jul 09, 2020

I listened to the audiobook. Sometimes a bit hard to follow several stories at once. However, it’s beautifully told, powerful, scary all at once. Worth the effort to work at gettin “into” the book.

Mar 23, 2020

Agonizingly poignant. Something that must be read about, but nothing that should ever be necessary again. Waite treats the subject with delicacy.

Jan 27, 2020

Excellent. WW2

Jan 02, 2020


Sep 28, 2019

hard to get into

JCLPiepieB Sep 03, 2019

A very powerful, pre-WWII story about courage, passion, and above all an unshakeable faith. Incredible what these little (and not so little) children went through. This book will make you want to research the real-life people upon which this novel is based.

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