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Pearls of Childhood (Lythway Large Print Series)

Pearls of Childhood (Lythway Large Print Series) by Vera Gissing

ISBN10: 074511685X
ISBN13: 978-0745116853
Author: Vera Gissing
Book title: Pearls of Childhood (Lythway Large Print Series)
Publisher: Chivers; Large Print edition (January 1, 1993)
Language: English
Category: World
Size PDF: 1623 kb
Size ePub: 1561 kb
Size Fb2: 1351 kb
Rating: 4.4/5
Votes: 305
Pages: 264 pages

Pearls of Childhood (Lythway Large Print Series) by Vera Gissing


White gold
I've never been the first one to review a book, so just let me say that it was wonderful. Vera and her sister Eva were two of the many children from the Kindertransport to England in 1939. The book is very organized, going through childhood, teenage, young adult and older then into senior citizen years. Through it all I almost felt as if I were Vera's friend when reading the book. Much of the book is from her diaries written as a refugee in England. Sadly, most of Vera's family perished in the war with only a few relatives left. After the war Vera lived for a few years in her home land of Czechoslovakia with her Aunt Bertha, a survivor of the war. Eventually she returned to England which she refers to as her second home where she still lives today. I highly recommend this book, it gives real feeling and insight into what it was like to be a child of the Kindertransport and how it has affected so much of her life even today. An excellent read.

I love that Vera Gissing wrote this book from her diaries before she know about Nicholas Winton. It gives me the other side of the story I know from "The Power of Good" film about the transport of 669 Czechoslovak children arranged by Winton in 1939 as Hitler's troops took over that country. To understand what was lost by the Jews of Europe, you have to know the life that they lived before the Nazis took over.