Some 10,000 children — the exact number is unknown — found refuge in Britain thanks to the kindertransport effort. They went on to be prominent artists, politicians, scientists, and even Nobel laureates.
If I had imagined survivors of the kindertransport reading The Last Train to London, I would have been too daunted to write it. I count as one of the great honors of my life now those I have connected with; their kind and generous outreach has lifted me up. Please click on any photo for more information about these real survivors and, as second generation Erika Opper says, the “generations who wouldn’t exist were it not for the goodness of strangers.” A pause button at the top right allows for more time on any photo, and arrows at the sides allow you to explore at your own pace.