Chapters 1–3

Mona’s Related Performance
Part 2: Leaving Family Behind

In this part of her performance, Mona describes the terrible decision Lisa’s parents had to make after the violence of Kristallnacht. As Lisa prepares to leave home on the Kindertransport, she takes careful note of every detail of her family’s home. She takes solace in the music of Debussy, and makes her mother promise not to change a thing in the apartment.

Note: In this part of the performance, Mona refers to events from Chapters 1 through 3 of the book.

Questions to Discuss With Students