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THROW YOUR FEET OVER YOUR SHOULDERS by Frieda Stolzberg Korobkin

THROW YOUR FEET OVER YOUR SHOULDERS

Beyond the Kindertransport

By Frieda Stolzberg Korobkin

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934440-26-1
Publisher: Devora Publishing

As the events of World War II and the Holocaust recede into the distant past, dates and statistics replace intimate knowledge. How many are now alive who remember the people who were lost and the brave and fortunate ones who survived? Lest it all be forgotten, Korobkin felt impelled to tell of her experiences as one of the children who were saved from certain death by the Kindertransport. She tells her story in painstaking detail, from her earliest memories of life in Vienna under the Nazis, to her separation from her parents, to her experiences as an orthodox Jew trying to maintain her religion and identity in England. She attempts to include every person and every event that touched her life, reaching out to a new generation in her determination that nothing of that time become lost in the mist of history. Although she assumes a level of knowledge of Judaism and the history of WWII that her intended audience may not possess, she succeeds in providing powerful insights into a terrible time. (afterword, photo album, glossary) (Memoir. YA)