Ideas for Assemblies: Refugees

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Ilona Aronovsky, last updated: 1st March 2017

The life stories of refugees: Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr, author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog stories, came to Britain in 1936 with her brother Michael and their parents, Alfred and Julia Kerr. Her father was Jewish, an anti-Nazi, and famous theatre critic who fled Berlin as Hitler came to power in 1933, narrowly avoiding arrest. Their nerve-wracking train journey and subsequent lives in Switzerland, Paris and then on to London are portrayed in her semi-autobiographical book, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. It gives a child’s perspective of being a refugee, told through the story of ‘Anna and Max’...

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