February 24, 2022
The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, WW11, Jewish, Nazi-Occupied Europe
Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of an old read. Today, I’m re-sharing one of my favorite inspirational historical fiction reads, The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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Rescuing children, her life’s work…
The Last Train to London shares the story of real-life hero Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance who risked her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Europe. (She was honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. )
The mission known as Kindertransport carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe. In addition to hearing about Tante Truus as she was known, the author imagines the lives of children such as Stephan (budding playwright), his younger brother. and Zofie-Helene (mathematics protegee).
Tante Truus: Image Source: Wikipedia
Courage isn’t the absence of fear, rather the going forward in the face of it…
Have you read The Last Train to London or is it on your TBR?