Sunday, February 14, 2010

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

This is actually more a book for an older child or young adult about author Judith Kerr's experiences as a child, fleeing Germany with her parents just ahead of Hitler's election in 1933.

It was fascinating.

Viewing the rise of Hitler and the dangers she and her family faced as they got out of Germany just in time, their travels as refugees from Germany to Switzerland to Paris and on to London was riveting.

I highly recommend this little book for older children, young adults and adults who are interested in the rise of Hitler and the beginnings of World War II.

As I looked for some bio information for this post, I found that she wrote not just When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, but two other books about her life. I'm going to locate and read them as well as her children's books.