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The children of Willesden Lane : beyond the kindertransport: a memoir of music, love, and survival

Golabek, Mona. (Author). Cohen, Lee. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 940.53 GOLA (Text) 39231030453639 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 943.6 G562 (Text) 51735010806486 Adult department Available -

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  • ISBN: 0446527815 :
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Warner Books, [2002]
Subject: Golabek, Lisa Jura
Jewish children Austria Vienna Biography
Jewish children in the Holocaust
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  • Baker & Taylor
    A renowned concert pianist presents an account of her mother's escape from pre-World War II Vienna to an orphanage in London, where she formed friendships, found love, and won a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy of London.
  • Baker & Taylor
    A renowned concert pianist presents the moving true account of her mother's escape from pre-WWII Vienna to 243 Willesden Lane, an orphanage in London, where, among many Jewish refugees, she formed everlasting friendships, found love, and won a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy of London, while longing to one day reunite with her beloved family. 40,000 first printing.
  • Hachette Book Group
    Based on the true story of her mother, Mona Golabek describes the inspirational story of Lisa Jura Golabek's escape from Nazi-controlled Austria to England on the famed Kindertransport. Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three daughters, Lisa's father is only able to secure one berth on the Kindertransport. The family decides to send Lisa to London so that she may pursue her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. Separated from her beloved family, Lisa bravely endures the trip and a disastrous posting outside London before finding her way to the Willesden Lane Orphanage.It is in this orphanage that Lisa's story truly comes to life. Her music inspires the other orphanage children, and they, in turn, cheer her on in her efforts to make good on her promise to her family to realize her musical potential. Through hard work and sheer pluck, Lisa wins a scholarship to study piano at the Royal Academy. As she supports herself and studies, she makes a new life for herself and dreams of reconnecting with the family she was forced to leave behind. The resulting tale delivers a message of the power of music to uplift the human spirit and to grant the individual soul endurance, patience, and peace.
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