When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

It’s 1933, but Anna is too busy tobogganing and playing with her favourite toy, Pink Rabbit, to listen to talk of Hitler. She hasn’t noticed that her country is changing; that it’s become too dangerous for some people to live in any more. She has no idea at all that she’s one of those people. But one day, her father disappears. Suddenly Anna and her brother are being rushed away, in frightening secrecy, from everything they know and love. They must leave their home and their school, their best-loved toys… and even Germany itself!

  • The classic tale of a family’s escape from Nazi Germany
  • By the bestselling author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea
  • Based on author Judith Kerr’s own true-life experiences
  • A vivid story of Jewish refugees escaping the Holocaust
  • Now with a special introduction by Michael Morpurgo

“The most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read.” Michael Morpurgo

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  • loved it

    This book was amazing! It made me want to read it numerous time. It is a story of a young girl called Anna who is forced to leave her home and everything she loves during the Hitler takeover. Really no words can describe this wonderful book by Judith Keer.

    22 April 2019

  • loved it

    Amazing! Thoroughly gripping and well described i would recommend for all ages as it seems fairly appropriate. A rollercoaster ride for me! I want to read it all over again!

    29 August 2014

  • loved it

    This book is excellent. It fantastically shows the innocence of childhood in a staccato burst of humour and seriousness, happiness and sadness, everything you could want from a book. Anna is sweet and the plot is excellent, this semi-autobiographical work is just perfect.

    8 March 2014

  • liked it

    No words can describe this book, really does highlight the innocence of children in a regime so evil

    6 March 2014

  • loved it

    This book is a very interesting book. It shows the insight of a young girl, Anna, and her hard life being Jewish during the Hitler takeover. Anna is a strong brave girl and would do anything to stay with her family.

    29 August 2013

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  • Awards

    Judith Kerr won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1974 for her classic novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and was named Illustrator of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards.

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