The Last Train

A true story about how a Jewish family survived the Holocaust.

Author: Rona Arato

Publisher: Owlkids

ISBN: 1771473967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II. Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos feel insulated from the war -- even as it rages all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizens from invasion, but in 1944 Hitler breaks his promise to keep the Nazis out of Hungary. The Nazi occupation forces the family into situations of growing panic and fear: first into a ghetto in their hometown; then a labor camp in Austria; and, finally, to the deadly Bergen Belsen camp deep in the heart of Germany. Separated from their father, 6-year-old Paul and 11-year-old Oscar must care for their increasingly sick mother, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy amid the horrors of the camp. In the spring of 1945, the boys see British planes flying over the camp, and a spark of hope that the war will soon end ignites. And then, they are forced onto a dark, stinking boxcar by the Nazi guards. After four days on the train, the boys are convinced they will be killed, but through a twist of fate, the train is discovered and liberated by a battalion of American soldiers marching through Germany. The book concludes when Paul, now a grown man living in Canada, stumbles upon photographs on the internet of his train being liberated. After writing to the man who posted the pictures, Paul is presented with an opportunity to meet his rescuers at a reunion in New York -- but first he must decide if he is prepared to reopen the wounds of his past.

Essentials of Holocaust Education

Another liberator, Frank Towers, also learned of Rozell«s work and invited him and the Holocaust survivors rescued ... has since influenced the writing of several Holocaust-related books: Rona Arato«s The Last Train: A Holocaust Story; ...

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317648079

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Essentials of Holocaust Education: Fundamental Issues and Approaches is a comprehensive guide for pre- and in-service educators preparing to teach about this watershed event in human history. An original collection of essays by Holocaust scholars, teacher educators, and classroom teachers, it covers a full range of issues relating to Holocaust education, with the goal of helping teachers to help students gain a deep and thorough understanding of why and how the Holocaust was perpetrated. Both conceptual and pragmatic, it delineates key rationales for teaching the Holocaust, provides useful historical background information for teachers, and offers a wide array of practical approaches for teaching about the Holocaust. Various chapters address teaching with film and literature, incorporating the use of primary accounts into a study of the Holocaust, using technology to teach the Holocaust, and gearing the content and instructional approaches and strategies to age-appropriate audiences. A ground-breaking and highly original book, Essentials of Holocaust Education will help teachers engage students in a study of the Holocaust that is compelling, thought-provoking, and reflective

Last Train to Auschwitz

In the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, survivors focused on physical and economic survival and finding loved ones, leaving them little energy to think about their societal identity in postwar France. The government and the SNCF, ...

Author: Sarah Federman

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299331702

Category: History

Page: 326

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During World War II, the French National Railways Corporation (SNCF) deported 75,000 people to Nazi death camps. Last Train to Auschwitz delves into the many roles of the French railways during the Holocaust. Poignant stories of survivors mixed with contemporary legal debates illuminate a company's amends for human rights violations.

Teaching Tough Topics

Historical Fiction Arato, Rona. The Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus (Also: The Last Train: A Holocaust Story) Dauvillier, Loic. Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust Gleitzman, Morris. Once (Sequel: Then) Gratz, Alan.

Author: Larry Swartz

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551389424

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.

Holocaust Cinema Complete

IMDB Rating: 6.6 IMDb Votes: 1212 Holocaust Cinema Complete The Last Train—Der Letzte Zug (2006) depicts what is ... Suggested Minimum Grade: Middle School Review Film production stories can sometimes be more interesting than the films ...

Author: Rich Brownstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476641928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Elie Wiesel

Arato, Rona. The Last Train: A Holocaust Story. Toronto, Canada: Owlkids, 2013. Boas, Jacob. We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust. New York, NY: Square Fish Books, 2009. Buergenthal, Thomas.

Author: Sarah Machajewski

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477776094

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Through his writing, teaching, and activism, Elie Wiesel has worked to ensure the atrocities of the Holocaust will never be forgotten. A tireless advocate for human rights, he has worked to raise awareness of all acts of genocide. Whether he is recounting his experiences as a Holocaust survivor or speaking out about contemporary humanitarian crises, Wiesel has become a hero and a voice for innocent people around the globe. This biography provides a strong introduction to Wiesel’s life and work. His personal story and fights against indifference and injustice will inspire readers and help them absorb the Holocaust’s cautionary lessons.

Reading Challenging Texts

The last train: A Holocaust story. Toronto, ON, Canada: Owl Kids. Bitton-Jackson, L. (1997). I have lived a thousand years: Growing up in the Holocaust. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Gruenbaum, M. (2015).

Author: James S. Chisholm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351673013

Category: Education

Page: 138

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CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Bringing together arts-integrated approaches, literacy learning, and classroom-based research, this book explores ways upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers can engage their students physically, cognitively, and emotionally in deep reading of challenging texts. With a focus on teaching about the Holocaust and Anne Frank’s diary—part of the U.S. middle school literary canon—the authors present the concept of layering literacies as an essential means for conceptualizing how seeing the text, being the text, and feeling the text invite adolescents to learn about difficult and uncomfortable literature and subjects in relation to their contemporary lives. Offering a timely perspective on arts education advocacy, Chisholm and Whitmore demonstrate the vital need to teach through different modalities in order to strengthen students’ connections to literature, their schools, and communities. Accessible strategies are illustrated and resources are recommended for teachers to draw on as they design arts-based instruction for their students’ learning with challenging texts.

Anti Semitism and the MS St Louis

The Last Train , a Holocaust Story . Toronto , Owlkids Books , 2013 . The Ship to Nowhere . Toronto , Second Story Press , 2016 . Berne , Emma Carlson . Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport . Encounter : Narrative Nonfiction ...

Author: Rona Arato

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459415669

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 88

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Prior to the Second World War, Canada's Jewish community was well established in many cities, including Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. As war grew closer, anti-Semitism across Europe was increasing. Hitler's Nazis were spreading hatred and violence towards Jews across Germany. At first, Jews were allowed to leave Germany and thousands escaped to save themselves and their families. Then countries around the world closed their doors to Jewish refugees. In 1939, the MS St. Louis sailed for Cuba with nearly a thousand Jewish men, women, and children looking for safety. They were turned away by Cuba, then the US. The ship sailed on to Canada. Despite pleas from the Canadian Jewish community, the government refused to allow the passengers to land in Canada. After war broke out, Canada continued to refuse Jewish refugees entry. When Britain forced Canada to take some refugees in, Canada imprisoned them in internment camps — alongside Nazis. Some of these Jewish refugees were only teenagers. Three years after the war ended and after the horrors of the Holocaust were universally known, Canada finally changed immigration policies and begin to accept Jews equally with other immigrants. Canada's long history of anti-Semitic immigration policies was deemed shameful. In November 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an official apology to the Jewish community for Canada's refusal to accept the passengers of the MS St. Louis, as well as for its historical anti-Semitic policies.

The Last Train A Family History of the Final Solution

‘Haunting.’ Jonathan Freedland ‘Powerful.’ Daniel Finkelstein The profoundly moving and deeply intimate story of one Jewish family’s fate in the Holocaust, following the thread from Germany to Latvia and to Britain.

Author: Peter Bradley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008474980

Category: History

Page: 416

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‘Haunting.’ Jonathan Freedland ‘Powerful.’ Daniel Finkelstein The profoundly moving and deeply intimate story of one Jewish family’s fate in the Holocaust, following the thread from Germany to Latvia and to Britain.

The Ship to Nowhere

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rona Arato, a former teacher with a passion for human rights, is the awardwinning author of 20 children's books including The Last Train, a Holocaust Story. She was an interviewer for Survivors of the Shoah, ...

Author: Rona Arato

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 9781772600193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Rachel Fletcher is eleven years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to reach Palestine, their biblical homeland. Despite all they had suffered during the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are still not wanted in many countries. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously said at the time "None is too many" when asked how many refugees Canada would take in. Nonetheless, Rachel and the other refugees refuse to give up hope when war ships surround them. Their fight, and the worldwide attention it brought, influenced the UN to vote for the creation of the state of Israel. Made famous by the Paul Newman film "Exodus", this is the first book for young people about the ship that helped make history.