Good-bye Marianne: A Story Of Growing Up In Nazi Germany

Paperback | March 26, 1999

byIrene N. Watts

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A heartbreaking story of loss and love.

As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops. Then her father, a mild-mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit in a café, Marianne’s only comfort is her beloved mother. Things are bad, but could they get even worse? Based on true events, this fictional account of hatred and racism speaks volumes about both history and human nature.

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In 1938 Berlin, young Marianne Kohn is bewildered. Mysterious men who come in the night have burned shops in her neighbourhood to the ground. Then her father-a mild-mannered bookseller-leaves the family to go into hiding. Told to stay inside at all times, Marianne clings to her mother. What is to become of them? Based on true events, G...

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A heartbreaking story of loss and love.As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops. Then her father, a mild-mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit...

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“Watts’s book . . . succeeds because it leaves readers wanting urgently to know what happened next.” — Quill and Quire“. . . an extremely poignant and moving account . . .” – Winnipeg Free Press

Born in Berlin, Germany, Irene Watts was sent to Britain on a kindertransport. Now living in Canada, she is a writer, award-winning playwright, and director who has worked in Canada and Europe in theatre for young audiences.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.67 × 5.51 × 0.3 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887764452

ISBN - 13:9780887764455

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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In 1938 Berlin, young Marianne Kohn is bewildered. Mysterious men who come in the night have burned shops in her neighbourhood to the ground. Then her father-a mild-mannered bookseller-leaves the family to go into hiding. Told to stay inside at all times, Marianne clings to her mother. What is to become of them? Based on true events, Good-bye Marianne is a sensitive portrait of a young life in Nazi Germany.

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“Watts’s book . . . succeeds because it leaves readers wanting urgently to know what happened next.” — Quill and Quire

“. . . an extremely poignant and moving account . . .”
Winnipeg Free Press