Good-Bye Marianne: A Story of Growing up in Nazi Germany

Good-Bye Marianne: A Story of Growing up in Nazi Germany

by Irene 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770490574
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 06/05/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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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Good-Bye Marianne: A Story of Growing up in Nazi Germany 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mdyewhea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A gentle and touching version of the inevitable decision that many German Jews had to make prior to WW-II: to send their children to safety abroad. The two main characters are Marianne and her mother, and they form a very strong bond. Marianne's father appears briefly; he is "underground", another source of constant stress for both Marianne and her mother. Marianne also has several humiliating encounters with Aryans as a Jew in Berlin; however, her negative experiences are countered by a friendship she with a German boy who ultimately reassures her he is "not like the others". A great read to gently introduce younger readers to the plight of the Jews during WW-II, and an excellent prelude to "The Diary of Anne Frank".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago