Farewell to Prague
Farewell to Prague is a memoir set against the turbulent events of the Nazi era in Germany and World War II England. It is the story of a girl who, at the age of six, witnesses a murder being committed by German Storm Troopers. From that moment, the happy life she has known disintegrates. Her family escapes to Prague, where they create a new life. Six years later, the Germans march into Prague. Now she has to escape to England alone and on foot. She walks across the snow-covered Tatar Mountains. By train, fishing boat, and ship, she finally manages to get to England. She comes of age there during the bombing of London. When the war ends, she immediately returns to the Continent to discover the fate of her family. Farewell to Prague is a gripping true story that will fascinate and inspire readers of all ages.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - artikaur - LibraryThing
This is Ms. Darvas' account of her family's terrifying ordeal at the hands of the Nazis, and of her escape from them. Fascinating account of how she escaped from Prague and eventually made her way to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rbeelee - LibraryThing
Really enjoyed the book. Fascinating yet difficult description of the WWII time period and the effect of being displaced on her life. Couldn't put it down! Read full review