World Book Day 2019
Stuck for a book to read this #WorldBookDay2019? 📚
We recommend you read Faraway Home by award winning author, Marilyn Taylor.
Based on true events, Faraway Home follows brother and sister Karl and Rosa Muller who escape the Nazi terror on their hometown of Vienna in 1938 on a Kindertransport to Northern Ireland. They get sent to Millisle Farm, Co. Down and must adapt to a very different life.
The book describes how worried they were about their parents at home and how they learned to navigate wartime Britain. It also describes how Karl felt his whole world had collapsed when Belfast was bombed in 1941. But with the help of friends Judy from Dublin and Peewee from Belfast, Karl learns that even in the worst conditions, friendships can grow.
Millisle provides Northern Ireland with a link to the Holocaust. Throughout the war, a refugee community whose families were falling victim to the Holocaust contributed significantly to Northern Ireland’s war effort. More information about Millisle can be read about on our website at: http://www.niwarmemorial.org/…/holocaust-memorial-day-2018…/
Friends of Down County Museum also have some fantastic resources about Millisle Farm and the novel Faraway Home on their website: http://www.downcountymuseum.com/…/The_Millisle_Farm_in_Co_D…
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