The Story of the Schoolteacher Who Defied the Nazis

From a Wall Street Journal column by Diane Cole about the book by Deborah Cadbury titled “The School That Escaped the Nazis”:

Within months of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933, the Jewish-German educator Anna Essinger devised an escape that would take her and her Jewish students and staff out of an increasingly repressive Germany. Under the pretense of a school trip, they divided into small groups, each traveling on its own schedule by train across the border and out of reach of the Nazis. Their destination was Bunce Court, a ramshackle 17th-century country estate in Kent, England, that would serve as their new school. There, over the course of the next 15 years, more than 900 traumatized and orphaned children would receive refuge and care and have a place to call home.