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Bannner: A Wish for Peace

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2000. 174 P.
ISBN 088776519X

This book is a sequel to the award-winning novel Good-bye Marianne. Tensions and danger escalate for Jews in Germany in 1938; Marianne's father just manages to escape the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. Her mother sends the 11-year-old girl away to England as part of the Kindertransport, a rescue operation for Jewish children.

Each refugee child is matched with a British family; Marianne stays with the Jones family. She no longer fears for her life, but she misses her parents and has to adapt to a new language, a new school and to different customs. She hopes her mother will be able to join her in England but still worries about her father who is hiding in Czechoslovakia.

When the Second World War breaks out, London school children are evacuated to the countryside. Marianne is sent to Wales to live with a family who has recently lost a daughter. She feels that her identity is being threatened and she worries that her mother will never be able to trace her.

A few letters and postcards are the only links with her family.

Remember Me offers the reader one child's perspective on being separated from family in wartime. It explores how war affects the members of a family and demonstrates, through moving narrative, the resilience of children who live this experience.


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