Lisa's piano teacher, Mr.Issles is informed of the new proclamation, that it is lillegal to teach Jewish children. Lisa was greeted with a Nazi at the door of Mr.Isseles's studio, who refused to let her in until the professor told him that Lisa could come in for her piano lesson
German Nazis were throwing bricks through the windows of Jewish homes and Jewish businesses, German patriotic music was blaring over the Austrian Radio. meanwhile the apartments were burning, the bucket brigade (including Lisa's father) was forced to strip down and scrub the street by German Nazi's who came to Austria
Lisa is put on the Kindertransport, with the promise that the rest of her family will follow. She is shipped off to her mother's cousins in England
Lisa is picked up by a chaffeur named monty and is to work as a maid for the owner an his wife.
arrives at the hostel to ask Mr. Hardesty about her sister's place on the Kindertransport and to find boarding in London
Lisa finds boarding with Mrs. Cohen, a German-Jewish woman who boards over 31 other Jewish children in a 3-story house. Lisa is to find a job to secure her place at the house and give 3/4 of her earnings as rent and to cover food costs.
She is sponsored by one of Mrs. Canfeild's Quaker friends, who offered to take care of her
they ask the warden for binoculars and whistles to pitch in with the rest of London by searching for bomber planes, if they were to see a plane, they would use the whistle and the warden would sound the air raid alarm, giving people enough time to reach the bomb shelters.
they stop due to the oncoming cold weather, despite the blankets and huddling together.
a few moths after war was declared on Nazi Germany, meat rations begin at 4oz a person per week.
Gunther is taken into custody when he was writing his boss's daughter's birthday card in German, and the person sitting next to him saw it, called the police, and they arrested him for being an enemy alien over the age of 16. Then Gunther's boss had to go to the police station and vouch for his freedom.
Willesden Lane is bombed while Lisa is playing the piano, she didn't her the sirens, but Mrs.Cohen sent two of the other charges to find her
after the bombing, the children were sorted into other host homes. Lisa was put with Mrs.Canfeild, who sponsored Sonia. Once the hostel was rebuilt, they would return.
Lisa and other children return to the repaired hostel
the job was suggested to her by Mabel Floyd, her music teacher at the Royal Academy of music
They return with their daughter Esther, who is 4 after being on the run for 6 years
the french resistance soldier who wooed her at the Howard Hotel in Aaron's absence reappeared at her recital, and they kept in contact ever since
Michel Golabek soon followed Lisa into America
they were married married after almost four years of dating, and then they move to Los Angeles to join Gina and Gunther