Some 10,000 children — the exact number is unknown — found refuge in Britain thanks to the kindertransport effort. They went on to be prominent artists, politicians, scientists, and even Nobel laureates.
If I had imagined survivors of the kindertransport reading The Last Train to London, I would have been too daunted to write it. I count as one of the great honors of my life now to have connected with so many of them; their kind and generous outreach has lifted me up. Here are a few of them, often photographed with, as second generation Erika Opper says, the “generations who wouldn’t exist were it not for the goodness of strangers.”
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