Elsie's War: A Story of Courage in Nazi Germany

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A follow-up to My Secret Camera, this photographic testimony for children is the inspiring story of Elsie Kuhn-Leitz, a member of one of the wealthiest families in Germany, who risked everything in order to help those who were being persecuted by the Nazis during the Second World War. The Gestapo found out about Elsie's activities, and she was torn from her children and imprisoned in dreadful conditions. The book tells a story of courage and self-sacrifice in a time of great adversity, illustrated with photographs from the Leica archives and from Elsie's own family collection.

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A sombre, yet inspiring account of sustained integrity and courage. (Time Out )

Older primary school children would find this story of how Elsie Kuhn-Leitz and her family helped many Jewish people escape from Nazi Germany most inspiring. (English 4-11 )

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Elsie Kuhn-Leitz came from one of the wealthiest families in Germany. She risked everything to help those who were being persecuted by the Nazis. Hers is an inspiring story of courage and self-sacrifice in a time of great adversity. The book includes an introduction from the great photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, who was a personal friend of Elsie and her family and who used to enjoy their hospitality.

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