In November of 1938, anti-Semitism erupted in Germany into Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, and unleashed a wave of violence and forced arrests. Days later, desperate volunteers sprang into action to organize the Kindertransport, a rescue effort to bring Jewish children to England. Young people had to say goodbye to their families, unsure if they would ever be reunited. Miles from home, these children encountered new homes where the food, clothes, language and religion were often strange and unfamiliar. Meanwhile, the onset of war and the Holocaust visited horror on those left behind. Through the moving accounts of Kindertransport survivors, the author paints the story of how the rise of Hitler and the Nazis tore apart the lives of so many families and what they were forced to give up in order to save their children. Noteworthy non-fiction for middle school readers.