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

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A true story of courage and survival during World War II, and a celebration of the power of music to lift the human spirit.
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Full title children of willesden lane beyond the kindertransport a memoir of music love and survival
Author golabek mona
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display_description 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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subject_facet Golabeck, Lisa Jura -- Childhood and youth, Golabek, Lisa Jura -- Childhood and youth, Jews, Austrian -- England -- Biography, Refugees, Jewish -- England -- Biography
title_display The children of Willesden Lane : beyond the kindertransport : a memoir of music, love, and survival
title_full The Children of Willesden Lane Beyond the Kindertransport, a Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival, The Children of Willesden Lane Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival, The children of Willesden Lane : beyond the kindertransport : a memoir of music, love, and survival / Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
title_short The children of Willesden Lane :
title_sub beyond the kindertransport : a memoir of music, love, and survival
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Childhood and youth, Golabeck, Lisa Jura, Golabek, Lisa Jura, History, Jews, Austrian, Nonfiction, Refugees, Jewish