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The Resource My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer

My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer

Label
My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism
Title
My train to freedom
Title remainder
a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism
Statement of responsibility
Ivan A. Backer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In May of 1939, as a ten-year-old boy, Ivan Backer boarded one of Sir Nicholas Winston's famous Kindertransports and fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for the United Kingdom. Detailed in this true story is Backer's escape, his boyhood in England, his perilous 1944 voyage to America and his mantra today as an award-winning humanitarian and an activist for peace and justice
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backer, Ivan A
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.C97
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Backer, Ivan A
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Human rights workers
  • Kindertransports (Rescue operations)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Kindertransport kid, 1939 -- Childhood memories from before the Nazis, 1929-1939 -- The rest of my family escapes, one by one, 1939 -- My three English families, 1939 -- From school to school to school, 1939-1944 -- Perilous voyage to America, 1944 -- New York, 1944-1946 -- Why was I spared? 1946-1952 -- Being a businessman and an activist, 1952-1963 -- Being a parish priest and an activist, 1964-1969 -- Being an educator and an activist, 1969-1979 -- Being a president and an activist, 1979-1999 -- Being retired and still an activist, 1999-now -- Am I a Jew? Am I a Christian? -- People, places, and things: an update
Control code
ocn907190389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 188 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781634506045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
My train to freedom : a Jewish boy's journey from Nazi Europe to a life of activism, Ivan A. Backer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Kindertransport kid, 1939 -- Childhood memories from before the Nazis, 1929-1939 -- The rest of my family escapes, one by one, 1939 -- My three English families, 1939 -- From school to school to school, 1939-1944 -- Perilous voyage to America, 1944 -- New York, 1944-1946 -- Why was I spared? 1946-1952 -- Being a businessman and an activist, 1952-1963 -- Being a parish priest and an activist, 1964-1969 -- Being an educator and an activist, 1969-1979 -- Being a president and an activist, 1979-1999 -- Being retired and still an activist, 1999-now -- Am I a Jew? Am I a Christian? -- People, places, and things: an update
Control code
ocn907190389
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 188 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781634506045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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