When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous... show more
Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing, it became dangerous for some people to live in Germany any longer. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was one of those people. That is what happened to Anna in 1933. She was nine years old when it began, too busy with her schoolwork and toboganning to take much notice of political posters, but out of them glared the face of Adolf Hitler, the man who would soon change the whole of Europe - starting with her own small life. Anna suddenly found things moving too fast for her to understand. One day, her father was unaccountably missing. Then she herself and her brother Max were being rushed by their mother, in alarming secrecy, away from everything they knew - home and schoolmates and well-loved toys - right out of Germany...
Publish date: July 1st 2008
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
, German Literature
Series: Out of the Hitler Time (#1)
This was a different type of novel dealing with Hitler, his regime and the affect he had on individuals. It wasn’t the heart-torn stories of concentration camps or hiding from the soldiers, this story dealt with a family adapting to life on the other side of the fence. Leaving the security of their ...
The title of this book comes when the Nazis seize the house and belongings of Anna and her family. This occurs after the family leaves Berlin, escaping the Nazis as they rise to power. Anna’s father has some fame as a writer, and he is targeted by the Nazis for his writing as well as for his Jewis...
I approached this with a lot of false expectations based on the title and description. I was really delighted because, while this is a WW II era novel written by a German Jew, the perspective is very different from any I have read. Anna and her family (secular Jews for starters) were among the first...
BBC will broadcast this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d2bxgThank you, Laura, for telling me. I have trouble navigating BBC. I missed that last parts, or at least I cannot find them. No, Laura helped me find the third part!I have listened to the third part. :0) It seems that the trilogy is comp...
I wish I’d read this book when I was a child, not that I enjoyed it any less for reading it as an adult. In fact, possibly I enjoyed it more because of course I know more about the historical background. However, I wish I’d had the experience of reading this when I was younger. Sometimes I would lik...