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A young German boy narrates his experiences in the Hitler youth movement during the early years of the Third Reich.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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It was a very emotive story showing a era involving Germany under Hitler's power
Eric The
So far I had read the book up to page 40. I know that Hitler started off as a nice guy then ended up being a terrible man. So one of themes I think would be cleverness. Another thing is that Hans was suspicious and does not like Hitler from the start. So another one I think would be questioning. Because he makes an assumption that he is a bad man. I also thing there will be another one, judgmental because Hitler thinks that all Jews are bad. I also think that Something bad will happen soon with ...more
Alan Hughes
I found this childrens' book when I had no book on the go. I was surprised that it was an engaging read which tackles an important subject well. It gives some useful insight into the generation who grew up under Hitler's tutelage.
A companion novel to Richter's Friedrich. Where Friedrich told the story of the friendship between the narrator and his childhood pal Friedrich, this story tells of the narrators compulsory membership in the Hitler Youth.
La jeunesse dans les jeunesses hitlériennes d'Hans Peter Richter avec ses deux amis Heinz et Günther.
Roman autobiographique.
Carrie Skelton
Read this with my 6th grader for his LA class. very interesting and gives a good view into the Hilter Youth.
made a big impression on me as a teenager.. keen to track down a copy and see if I still love it as an adult.
Found it a little bit boring to be honest
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Hans Peter Richter (1926–1993) was a German author. Born in Cologne, Germany, went to school in Germany, went to the university of Hannover, and graduated in 1968. He also spent some of his life in the German army. Richter wrote many books for children and young adults. Notable among them is the novel Friedrich (in German Damals War Es Friedrich), about the persecution of Jews in Germany during th ...more
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