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 for some people to live in Germany any longer. Suppose you found, to your comp...more
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When I started reading the book I expected another sorrowful account of the worst time in history, but in the end I closed the book with a smile on my face and the thought that everybody should read this book to be encouraged to deal with change in a new way. (Me included!)
Anna tells the story the odyssey her family is forced to undertake in 1933, when Hitler grasps power in Germany and her family has to leave Berlin in a hurry - being Jewish and politically active again ...more
My two boys were absolutely riveted although rather bemused when I sobbed through the more emotional bits (nine and seven year old boys may be slightly lacking in soul!) It is ...more
This is one of my all time favourite books from my childhood. I borrowed it countless times from the library as a child and remember being ecstatic when Santa surprised me one year with my very own copy. It's just been announced this morning that the author Judith Kerr died yesterday after a short illness. I will forever hold her and her brilliant books in a special place in my heart. RIP Judith. Thank you so much for your wonderful stories
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Carrie's War, Goodnight Mister Tom, The Kingdom by the Sea, The Machine Gunners, Blitzed...have all at some point or other been one of my favourite books
I'd been looking for this book for quite a while, and chanced upon it a while ago.
It was a sweet book, with the main difference being that it didn't dive as deeply into the Wa ...more
I am going to make sure I have a copy of this book in my classroom.
This is one of those stories rarely told about the period preceding WWII; the everyday difficulties of a Jewish family who left Germany before Hitler came to power. Anna and Max's parents shielded them from the fear of what they suspected was going to happen, so even the fact that their ...more
This is the story of a nonreligious family of cultural Jews who were smart enough to get out of Berlin right at the time of Hitler's election. The father, a famous journalist and Nazi critic, got word that if Hitler was elected the Nazis were going to take his passport so he slipped out of the country to Prague and then to Switzerland a short time before the electi ...more
Anna (Judith) is growing up in Germany. She is Jewish, and her father is a famous writer. Following the rise of Nazism, and the climate becoming increasingly fragile in Germany, her parents make the decision to leave. This book follows Anna throughout the first part of her jo ...more
The book begins just before the March 1933 election. Th ...more
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a story of an eight-year-old girl called Anna who is forced to evacuate her country, Germany, when Hitler gets elected. Her dad is a writer and writes against Hitler, which makes them a target for the Nazis. Anna and her family have to go to various countries and have to learn to adapt to the foreign customs.
The title of this book (When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit) is actually a reference from the author's stuffed pink rabbit that she accidentally left behi ...more
She tells the story of herself, named Anna in the novel, her brother Max, and their parents' escape from Germany just days before Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power.
Judith Kerr's father had been a prominent writer and broadcaster, who was very vocal in his opposition to Hitler's politics. He also happened to be Jewish. This made his and his family's lives doubly perilous. Thanks to ...more
The children’s book details a family’s refugee experience as they travel from Berlin to Switzerland to Paris and then to England. The story ends with the family’s arrival in England, undoubtedly because that presents some type of safety that Paris did not. The writing style is easy to follow and the adventures chronicled included adjusting to different schools and languages as well as hatred.
Based on the author and her experiences, this book provides a unique insight to WWII from a child's perspective.
It's easy to let Anna's voice of adventure and naivety sway you into thinking that what is going on at ...more
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Kerr was born in Berlin but left Germany with her parents and her brother, Michael, in 19 ...more
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“I know,” said Anna... “But it won’t be the same - we won’t belong. Do you think we’ll ever really belong anywhere?”
“I suppose not,” said Papa. “Not the way people belong who have lived in one place all their lives. But we’ll belong a little in lots of places, and I think that may be just as good.”