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The school that escaped the Nazis : the true story of the schoolteacher who defied Hitler  Cover Image Book Book

The school that escaped the Nazis : the true story of the schoolteacher who defied Hitler / Deborah Cadbury.

Cadbury, Deborah, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541751194
  • ISBN: 1541751191
  • Physical Description: 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2022 by Two Roads."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
In 1933, as Hitler came to power, schoolteacher Anna Essinger hatched a daring and courageous plan: to smuggle her entire school out of Nazi Germany. Anna had read Mein Kampf and knew the terrible danger that Hitler's hate-fueled ideologies posed to her pupils. She knew that to protect them she had to get her pupils to the safety of England.But the safe haven that Anna struggled to create in a rundown manor house in Kent would test her to the limit. As the news from Europe continued to darken, Anna rescued successive waves of fleeing children and, when war broke out, she and her pupils faced a second exodus. One by one countries fell to the Nazis and before long unspeakable rumors began to circulate. Red Cross messages stopped and parents in occupied Europe vanished. In time, Anna would take in orphans who had given up all hope; the survivors of unimaginable horrors. Anna's school offered these scarred children the love and security they needed to rebuild their lives, showing them that, despite everything, there was still a world worth fighting for.Featuring moving first-hand testimony, and drawn from letters, diaries and present-day interviews, The School That Escaped the Nazis is a dramatic human tale that offers a unique child's-eye perspective on Nazi persecution and the Holocaust. It is also the story of one woman's refusal to allow her beliefs in a better, more equitable world to be overtaken by the evil that surrounded her.
Subject: Essinger, Anna.
Boarding schools > England > Kent > History > 20th century.
Refugee children > Education > England > Kent > History > 20th century.
Refugees > Germany > History > 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Kent (England) > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 5 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Deep River Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 11 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Deep River Public Library 940.531 Cadb (Text) 36039001230511 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/22/2022

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