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      • The film tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a brilliant young pianist who fled pre- Vienna on the Kindertransport for England to start a new life.
  1. The Children of Willesden Lane Plot Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries The story of Lisa Jura, a talented pianist who escaped pre-war Vienna on her own in 1938 aboard the Kindertransport to London. Synopsis It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Be the first to contribute!

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  3. The children's edition is a 2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book for Older Readers. Adaptations. A theater adaptation of the book, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, was adapted and directed by Hershey Felder. BBC Films and Empire of the Sun producer Robert Shapiro produced a movie version of the book released in 2016. Legacy

  4. At 14, Lisa was one of more than 9,500 mostly Jewish children sent to the United Kingdom on the Kindertransport to escape Nazi persecution. There, with the help of others, Lisa was able to continue her training and pursue her ambition to become a concert pianist. Violence is always in the background and triggers the story with the brutal arrest of Lisa's father, increasing restrictions imposed on Jews in Vienna, and the Night of Broken Glass.

  5. THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE is a wonderful little book --- at times heartbreaking but, ultimately, inspirational. It tells the true story of Lisa Jura, who in 1938 was a promising 14-year-old pianist living happily in Vienna with her close-knit Jewish family and dreaming of following the musical footsteps of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Strauss.

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