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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
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Feb 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-german, books-i-own, historical-recent, kids, non-fiction, tampon-theatre, ya
Read from February 13 to 14, 2011

Given that Kerr wrote this about her own experiences as a young Jewish girl fleeing Germany in 1933, it's not surprising that this tale rang so true. While some parts are really only skimmed over, such as who Hitler was and why the family had to leave Germany in the first place, these were probably not the most important problems for a young child at the time. This is also somewhat different from other WWII novels/memoirs. This family escapes, and it's not the war that effects Anna so much as constantly moving and having to adapt to new people, places and situations.

It may be a trying book for some of the younger readers, and I'd recommend talking about what is happening in the book. Some children may be confused with the issues presented, and uncertain of who Hitler is, what World War II was and why the family had to move.

Furthermore, I am distinctly disappointed that the titular pink rabbit doesn't make more of an appearance beyond two lines.
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