Based on true events, The Last Train to London tells the story of a Dutchwoman who, working with British and Austrian Jews, faces down Adolf Eichmann to rescue thousands of children from Nazi-occupied Vienna. In 1936, the Nazis are little more than brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family, and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna’s streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan’s best friend, brilliant Žofie-Helene, is a Christian whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents’ carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis’ take control. Dutchwoman Truus Wijsmuller risks her life, smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany — a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss, as borders close to refugees desperate to escape the Reich. After Britain passes a measure to take in child refugees, “Tante Truus” dares to approach Adolf Eichmann in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future. This book will be published in over a dozen countries.
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