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The Children of Willesden Lane

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The Children of Willesden Lane
AuthorMona Golabek
Lee Cohen
LanguageEnglish
GenreMemoir
PublisherHachette Book Group
ISBN978-0-446-69027-0

The Children of Willesden Lane is a memoir by Mona Golabek, documenting the life of her mother, Lisa, from the time she left Vienna, Austria to the end of World War II.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Lisa Jura was a prodigy who hoped to become a pianist. One night, Lisa and her sister watched some of the events of Kristallnacht. As Nazi attacks on Jews continue in her home country, her parents send her on the Kindertransport to London, England. Several days after arrival, she became a servant at a manor. Sometime later, though, she leaves the manor. Lisa then resides in a hostel for Jewish children on Willesden Lane, where she makes new friends. Continuing her interest in piano, she plays music, inspiring the other children through their problems.[1]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Joanna H. Kraus from Common Sense Media rated The Children of Willesden Lane five stars.[2]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

The Hold on to Your Music Foundation has been created in honor of Lisa Jura. Its goal is to raise awareness of how arts can empower people through adversity.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

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