I Was There

Paperback | May 1, 1987

byHans Peter RichterTranslated byEdite Kroll

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From winner of Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Friedrich and for readers of Number the Stars and If I Should Die Before I Wake

Hans and his friend Gunther, are just trying to get through life with Adolf Hitler being elected in Germany. Gunther's father was against Hitler, but eight-year-olds Hans and Gunther join the SS youth program, and later enter the military, where they are swept away by Hitler's regime.

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A young German boy narrates his experiences in the Hitler youth movement during the early years of the Third Reich.

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From winner of Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Friedrich and for readers of Number the Stars and If I Should Die Before I Wake. Hans and his friend Gunther, are just trying to get through life with Adolf Hitler being elected in Germany. Gunther's father was against Hitler, but eight-year-olds Hans and Gunther join the SS ...

Hans Peter Richter was a German author,  born in Cologne, Germany. He went to school in Germany, studied at the university of Hannover, and graduated in 1968. He also spent some of his life in the German army. Richter wrote many books for children and young adults. Notable among them is the novel Friedrich, about the persecution of Jew...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.12 × 5.08 × 0.61 inPublished:May 1, 1987Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014032206X

ISBN - 13:9780140322064

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A young German boy narrates his experiences in the Hitler youth movement during the early years of the Third Reich.