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Train: A Novel Inspired by Hidden History

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust. Author Danny Cohen’s latest book goes back to that dark period with a story aimed at young adult readers. Train: A Novel Inspired by Hidden History tells the story of Marko, a 17-year-old “Gypsy” who needs to escape Nazi Germany, and the characters that help him on his way out of Berlin. The story is not just about the persecuted Jews, but includes stories of the Roma, homosexuals, the disabled and other young people fearing for their lives under persecution. We talk with Cohen about the inspiration behind his characters. (Danny Cohen)

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