1. Martin's Story, Chapter Eleven

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    Martin describes the bombing of Coventry on 14 November 1940. He describes the impact of the bombing raid on the city and his fear of hiding in the pantry under the stairs with his foster-parents'…

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    • Martin's Story, Chapter Ten

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      Martin recalls starting school in England shortly before the outbreak of war, and the preparations made by the authorities to deal with the possibility of air raids and large numbers of casualties.…

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      • Martin's Story, Chapter Nine

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        Martin describes his journey on the Kindertransport across Poland, through the Kiel Canal and across the North Sea to London. He recalls his fear at undertaking such a journey without his mother at…

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        • Martin's Story, Chapter Eight

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          Martin explains the Kindertransport system on which Jewish children under threat from Nazi Germany were allowed into England. Martin's mother found him and his sister a place on a Kindertransport…

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          • Martin's Story, Chapter Seven

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            Martin describes staying with Polish relatives in the village of Brzesko. Brzesko was a small stetl in which the Jewish community followed a strictly Hasidic way of life, which Martin explains. This…

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            • Martin's Story, Chapter Six

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              Martin describes staying with Hasidic Jewish relatives in Krakow after his family was forcibly expelled from their home in Germany during the Polenaktion.

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              • Martin's Story, Chapter Five

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                Martin explains how his family found themselves in Poland as a result of the Polenaktion in 1938.

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                • Martin's Story, Chapter Four

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                  Martin describes the day in 1938 when he, his mother and sister were taken from their home in the middle of the night, forced onto a train and then taken on a journey that culminated in a forced march…

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                  • Martin's Story, Chapter Three

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                    Martin describes how life in Germany became more and more uncomfortable for Jewish people. In 1938 he was forced to leave school and instead attend an overcrowded Jewish school at the opposite site…

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                    • Martin's Story, Chapter Two

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                      Martin recalls his school days in Leipzig. He describes the impact of the Nazis' rise to power, hearing anti-Jewish songs and being surrounded by Nazi propaganda while at school.

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