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Richter, Hans Peter
New York : Holt, 1970
IL 5-8 RL 6.6
ISBN 0140322051
This story is told in the first person and the name of the main character is not given. The young man and Friedrich were both born in 1925 in Germany and live in the same apartment house. Friedrich's parents are middle class Jews. The narrator's family is very poor. His father is unemployed and the family sometimes takes handouts from Friedrich's family. The boys grow up together and enjoy a close friendship. As the Nazis come to power, things gradually change. As Friedrich's family has more and more taken away from them, the narrator's family gains more and more. Friedrich's father looses his job, the family is kicked out of their apartment and Friedrich is forced to leave school. This book offers us a look at how Jews were treated during the Nazi regime. If you want to read a realistic account of what life was like in Germany during that time, read FRIEDRICH by Hans Peter Richter.
SUBJECTS:     Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction


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