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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

(Out of the Hitler Time #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  10,390 ratings  ·  810 reviews
Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their father has had to leave and soon they will secretly join him. Anna just doesn't understand. Why do their parents keep insisting that Germany is no longer safe for Jews like them? Because of Hi ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published May 7th 2002 by Random House (first published 1971)
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Linda Collins I'm 67 years old and I just finished this! It is great perspective from a child's point of view of the early years of WWII. Enjoy it as a lighter read…moreI'm 67 years old and I just finished this! It is great perspective from a child's point of view of the early years of WWII. Enjoy it as a lighter read for you.(less)

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Jennifer
Jun 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
My teacher read this to our class when I was about 10 and the name stuck with me along with a memory of waiting impatiently for the next installment each day. Finally when trying to think of a different book to read to my own kids I asked a bookseller if they knew a book of that name (not having a clue who had written it).

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
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Lisa
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story!

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 agains
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Glorrry
Sep 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4,5'tan 5
Sally906
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, historical
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT is semi-autobiographical as it is based on the true life story of author Judith Kerr. Her family fled Germany just before Hitler came to power because her father was a well-known writer, and had been openly criticizing the Nazis. Anna is 9 when the story opens and she first learns she is a Jew. She hadn’t realised she was one as her family didn’t follow any of the customs or worship as Jews. One day her father disappears he has been told he is a wanted man by the Na ...more
Inés Izal
Nov 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
-3.5-

"Algunas cosas habían sido difíciles, pero siempre había sido interesante, y a menudo divertido: y mamá y papá y Max y ella casi siempre habían estado juntos. Mientras estuvieran juntos, no podría tener nunca una infancia difícil."

Es curioso ver un hecho histórico a través de los ojos de un niño inocente.
Silvéria
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Até há 5 dias, nem sabia que este livro existia. Até que "tropecei" nele na prateleira de destaques da biblioteca e... ainda bem!
Não só o adorei como o li na íntegra durante o dia de hoje. Mas que delícia de livro! Que bela introdução à temática da Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Não se esqueçam, contudo, que é um livro infanto-juvenil.
Rita Araújo
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leromundo
Para o projeto #leromundo ❤

País - Alemanha 🇩🇪
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Joana Eyre
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma família longe de tudo o que conhece,
Que se vai adaptando e não padece.

Um livro cheio de esperança,
Do ponto de vista de uma criança.

Num período da história que é revoltante,
Este é um exemplo do que é importante.
Jana Heinzelmann
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a book for kids and teenagers. I know that many friends of mine had to read it in school but for some reason, I never had to. Nevertheless, I always thought that it is an important novel that I should have read. Thus, last year, I bought it but then forgot about it again. Last week, when I was in bed sick with the flu, I was going through the books in my shelf I have not read yet and there it was and grabbed my attention. I started reading it in the morning and r ...more
Dora Santos Marques
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A minha opinião em vídeo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JFiK...

Que livro tão bonito! Adorei a versão da Anna, uma criança que se torna numa refugiada, pois por ser judia, tem de sair do seu país...
Laleh
Nov 26, 2014 rated it liked it
I've always been quite keen on childrens books about the second world war. There's a kind of simplicity in the way they cover it, that always makes it feel more real to me.
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
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Emma Wiegman
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliant, the story is heart warming and a new favourite of mine. I liked how it focuses on a child's confused/ever so slightly naive thought process of the First World War. It shows Anna's pure excitement and slight anxiety about becoming a refugee in Switzerland, then France and finally England.
I am going to make sure I have a copy of this book in my classroom.
Mariatakones
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hace unos días, la hija de un familiar me pidió consejo sobre lecturas; buscando di con este libro, que para mi vergüenza no conocía. Me llamó mucho la atención, decidí leerlo y puedo asegurar que es una lectura absolutamente recomendable. Recomendable para adolescentes (o niños según su nivel lector y debatiendo con sus mayores).
El libro me ha impresionado, la verdad. Cómo en una narrativa cercana y por boca de una niña, la autora nos cuenta de semiautobiográfica la experiencia como refugiada.
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ดินสอ สีไม้
จะวาไป หนังสือเลมนีนับวาเปนอัตชีวประวัติของผูเขียนดวยเหมือนกัน
หากแตเขาไดเลามันออกมาเปนเรืองราวของเดกหญิงเลกๆ วัย 9 ขวบคนหนึง
ทีตองอพยพลีภัยออกจากบานเกิดเมืองนอน
เพียงเพราะครอบครัวของเธอมีสายเลือดยิว
นีเปนเพียงกรณีหนึงทีเรารับรูกันดี ถึงเรืองราวเลวรายทีฮิตเลอรทำ
เลมนีไมใชโศกนาฏกรรม ไมไดทารุณจิตใจ
หากแตเปนเหตุการณในชวงทีเธอและครอบครัว
ตองอพยพจากประเทศหนึงไปยังอีกประเทศไมจบสิน

แมวาสำนวนแปลมันจะดูไทยไทย และกเดกเดก
แตเราชอบสำนวนแปลของผูแปลนะ
มันเขากันกับเนือหาทีไมหมนจนเกินไปนัก
มันทำใหเรืองสุดดารกในประวัติศาสต
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Cudeyo
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un maravilloso libro que narra desde el punto de vista de una niña de 9 años el exilio de una familia judía alemana a la llegada de los nazis al poder, al ser el padre un escritor de éxito que no se mordía precisamente la lengua. Y no por salir de Alemania a tiempo dejan de sufrir los efectos del antisemitismo. Y es que este no se circunscribe a Alemania sino que es un mal común, presente en muchos países; una realidad que muchos quieren negar.

Pero el libro no es una historia triste, sino que se
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Ümit Mutlu
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
II. Dünya Savaşı'na dair -gerçekten- farklı bir bakış açısı arayanlar için ideal bir kitap. Savaşı arkaplana alarak kültürel çatışmaları ve mülteciliğin enteresan yanlarını ele alıyor. Hakiki olaylardan esinleniyor olması da cabası.
Tote Cabana
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leí este libro por recomendación de mi amiga @lectoraaburrida, en realidad por su reseña. Y tengo que darle la Gracias por su excelente recomendación. Una historia en apariencia muy sencilla, contada desde la vivencia de una niña, pero que encierra una dura realidad que ya hoy en día todos conocemos. Actualmente en mi país muchas personas han tenido que salir cómo está familia, muchos perseguidos, otros muchos buscando un mejor futuro. Y solo hasta que uno lo vive de cerca es que puede se puede ...more
Beth Bonini
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is probably best aimed at the 9-12 age reader, and yet -- like all well-written books -- it will appeal to many older readers. It is Judith Kerr's memoir of being a German/Jewish refugee as a child, and it is both fascinating and poignant. Although the author sticks to facts and memories, as much as possible, the book is presented as fiction -- she distances herself with the third-person point-of-view, and by referring to herself as "Anna" (which actually was one of her names, as she e ...more
Cris
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No debemos dejarnos engañar por el título y la ambientación; no estamos ante una narración sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial al uso. Esta es la historia de Anna y de las aventuras que vive cuando, junto con su familia, sale de su Alemania natal tras la subida de Hitler al poder para ir a vivir a Suiza, luego a Francia y finalmente a Inglaterra. Se encontrará con los problemas típicos de su edad y enfrentará otros más serios con el mayor ánimo, como la necesidad de aprender un nuevo idioma para pod ...more
Bookguide
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bookguide by: ApoloniaX
This book is aimed at pre-teens / early secondary school level, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and possibly empathised more with the adults, particularly the mother, than I might have done if I'd read it as a child.

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
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Terri Lynn
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been meaning to read this since I was 12 in 1971 when it first came out and finally have gotten around to it. I'm glad I did.

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
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Aliyah
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Why can’t we stay in Germany? Will we ever come back? Where will we live? All those questions run through Anna’s mind. It’s 1933, and pictures of Hitler are everywhere. When he rises to power, Anna and her family are forced to leave their home behind. It is no longer safe for Jews to live in Germany. Fearing for their safety, Anna’s family move to 3 different countries in the course of a few short years. Anna must learn new languages and customs and make new friends. Each time she is finally mak ...more
Monica
Mar 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Desconocía el desarrollo de tan famosa obra biográfica de ésta autora; salvo que tiene como fondo la época de la llegada de Hitler al gobierno. Y muy de fondo, desafortunadamente para mí.
Así que tras el telón histórico tan despreciable de la era del alzamiento del tercer Reig, nos encontramos con las desventuras de una familia de clase media de inmigrantes judíos, con los cambios a los que se verán abocados de un día para otro y todo bajo la mirada de Ana, la hija pequeña.
Quien haya leído la sob
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L.H. Johnson
This book is one of those that feel somehow effortless, as if they were just waiting to be written. Kerr's fictionalised story of her childhood is, and deserves to be, one of those eternal classics of children's literature.

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
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Natacha Cunha
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muito mais do que uma história sobre a Segunda Guerra Mundial, esta é, acima de tudo, a história de uma família de refugiados. Aliás, o regresso deste livro há muito esgotado em Portugal, não poderia apanhar os leitores dotado de tanta actualidade. Como o faz lembrar – e muito bem – Carla Maia de Almeida no prefácio, estamos a braços com a maior vaga de refugiados desde o tempo da Segunda Guerra Mundial. É pois tempo de reflectir, e este livro é um excelente ponto de partida.

Uma história interes
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Katri
One of the favourite books of my childhood. I used to reread this obsessively, though it's been a long time since I last read it. But I found it a very touching and captivating story of how a child experienced having to flee from country to country after Hitler rose to power in Germany and then also began to overpower other countries. It didn't encumber the storytelling with the sort of historical detail that would have been tiresome to a child, but still gave me a vivid image of what it was lik ...more
Ema
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, in-english
Não é um livro que acrescente alguma coisa àquilo que eu já sabia da Segunda Guerra, até porque o cerne do livro é sobre uma criança que se vê obrigada a sair da Alemanha com a sua família por serem judeus, ou seja, o livro fala sobre refugiados desta época. No entanto, o ponto de vista da Anna é muito doce e genuíno, ela é uma criança muito inteligente que se adapta às diferentes necessidades da família e que tenta dar sempre o seu melhor. É muito enternecedor acompanhar a sua jornada enquanto ...more
Gerti
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein wirklich gutes Buch für das frühe Jugendalter über die Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Anna und ihr Bruder Max müssen mit Mutter und Vater ihr gemütliches heim in Berlin verlassen. Ihr Vater, ein Regime kritischer Journalist und zudem Jude ist in Gefahr. Sie lassen sich zuerst in Zürich nieder und siedeln später nach Paris um.
Das Buch ist aus Annas Sicht geschrieben, die selbst schriftstellerische Ambitionen hat.
Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
I still love this as much as ever.
Alex (not a dude) Baugh
First published in 1971, I have chosen Judith Kerr’s children’s classic When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit to read for the fourth week of the German Literature Month challenge. Kerr was born in Berlin in 1923. Her family chose to flee Germany just before the Nazis came to power because her father, Alfred Kerr, a well-known writer, had openly criticized this regime. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is Kerr’s autobiographical novel about their flight.

The book begins just before the March 1933 election. Th
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Judith Kerr is a German-born British writer and illustrator who has created both enduring picture books such as the Mog series and The Tiger Who Came To Tea and acclaimed novels for older children such as the autobiographical When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit which give a child's-eye view of the Second World War.

Kerr was born in Berlin but left Germany with her parents and her brother, Michael, in 193
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