Last Train West – Francke, Gunhilde

<p>Last Train West</p>

Title

Last Train West

Author

Francke, Gunhilde

Illustrator

Kennedy, Richard

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton

Published Date

1977

Annotation

The author was a young girl in Silesia in the outbreak of World War II. She remembers clearly the last summer of 1944 when the war finally came to her village and when she and the villagers had to evacuate on the last train west. The stories began as bedtime stories for her children who wanted to know what had happened to her during the war.

Key Concepts

History, Migration, Refugees, War

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141