Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review--When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Imagine this:

  You're only nine.  Your life changes dramatically in a few days.  One moment you are a German citizen, next moment, you're not.  You are hated and despised by the Nazis because you are Jew living in Germany.  Suddenly you have to leave your home and everything you know for a strange country.  In order to communicate with your new neighbours, you find yourself having to learn a new language.  You are plagued by the fact that you and your family are refugees, at the mercy of others.  Why?  Could this be referred to as a 'difficult childhood'?

Based on her childhood experiences, Judith Kerr (author of the popular children's story series: Mog) describes her life during the terrible time when the Nazis were threatening to take over Germany.  She and her family had to flee from Berlin to Switzerland when she was only nine years old.  Later on they moved to France, where her father, an author, tries to earn a living writing for newspapers.  But times are tough and Anna (the story character) and her brother, Max, have to learn new languages in order to attend school.  They eventually end up in England to start a new life.

"When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" is a book I can relate to.  It has me captivated by its every detail.  It is a great, easy read.

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Ali said...

I read this book a while ago and enjoyed it. I like almost all books during the Holocaust era and WW2

Kelly-Anne said...

Hi Ali! Thanks for stopping by and commenting:) Another good book set in similar times is 'Number the Stars' by Lois Lowry which I'll review soon. Have a blessed evening further!