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CANCELLED: Beth Jacob Book Club: Last Train to London

March 1, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beth Jacob Synagogue
375 Aberdeen Avenue
Hamilton, L8P2R7

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Do to unexpected circumstances, we regret that book club has been cancelled March 1st. This may be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.

Beth Jacob Book Club
Beginning Sunday February 2, 2020

5 books, once a month, starting February 2020
Time – Sundays 12:00 pm (first Sunday of the month). Please email Shira to RSVP – shira@bethjacobsynagogue.ca
$10 participation fee requested to cover coffee and cookies.

2. March 1 – Last Train To London by Meg Waite Clayton
(presented by Lauren Drambis)

In 1936, the Nazi are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna’s streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan’s best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents’ carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis’ take control.

There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss—Hitler’s annexation of Austria—as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape.

Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question,” in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad.

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