Summary of "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" by Judith Kerr

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“When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” written by Judith Kerr, is a heartwarming tale of a young German girl named Anna, who must flee her home country before Hitler is elected. The book is a reflection on the Authors own life, and was published in 1971 when her son, after watching the Sound of Music, commented “now we know what it was like for mummy as a little girl!” Kerr wanted him to know what it was actually like, and so, wrote this novel. The book gives a distinct child's perspective on the rise of Nazism in 1930s Germany and the experience of being a refugee, reflecting the Judith Kerr’s positive feelings about her own experience.

The story begins in Berlin, Germany, March 1933, where Anna is living with her parents and her older brother, Max. At the time of Hitler’s election, her father, a well known Jewish journalist, is told that his passport may soon be taken away as he is known for his articles written against the Nazis and Hitler. Upon hearing this, He secretly leaves for Prague. Anna is distraught when she sees that her father is gone, but is reassured that he will come back...

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