"We children crowded around the [train] window to receive last minute instructions. Despite the quietly shed tears, the desperate hopelessness of the people left behind was not really grasped by us.
The youngest of the children was three years old, and the oldest fourteen. Many children were bewildered as they did not understand why they were leaving theirs homes and their parents, while to others it appeared as though this was an outing to a far and romantic land."» information on the quote