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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

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By Judith Kerr

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Partly autobiographical, this is first of the internationally acclaimed trilogy by Judith Kerr telling the unforgettable story of a Jewish family fleeing from Germany at the start of the Second World War


14 May 2024

It was ok and I would like to read the second book so i can find out what happens to Anna.

14 Sep 2023


11 Sep 2023

A reread of one of my favourite childhood books although as a child I spent a lot of time thinking about which toy I would choose if I had to flee. As a semiautobiographical novel it is a book that as a child made me think for the first time about what people went through in the war. Rereading it was interesting and I still loved it as a reader you care what happens, how the family are treated and what will happen.

06 Sep 2023

This is my favorite book by far. The story really comes alive in your head as you go on a journey with Anna, Max and family, as they escape Germany and travel as refugees. From Berlin to Switzerland and then to Paris until they finally ended up in England with their Uncle Otto. Overall this was a brilliant book.

06 Aug 2023

I liked because it was about world war 2

01 Aug 2023

It was a great story loved how you couldn’t stop reading it

26 Jul 2023

It was really interesting and really captures your attention. It makes you understand what people would have felt like in the war.

08 Jul 2023

I loved this book! It interested it me because it didn’t seem like there would be too much adventure, or danger which I like. I would recommend this to anyone who likes books that aren’t too shocking or scary. I also enjoyed how Anna was never in mortal peril.

02 Jun 2023

If you're searching for a World War 2 book, this is definitely the one. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a book about a young girl named Anna who is travelling as a refugee with her mama, papa and brother Max. Her father goes to Czech Republic at the start on his own, but that's the least of the important. The family are in different countries throughout the book: Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France and England. Bombs on Aunt Dainty is the next in the Hitler Trilogy novels, so please read that if you love this book as much as I do!

22 Jan 2023

I really like Historical Fiction and I also really like how Judith Kerr writes.

04 Sep 2022

This was a lovely book written from the point of view of Anna whose family are forced to move around when Hitler gets into power. While the context is WW2, the struggles and successes experienced in the book could be applied to any refugee as this is less about the actual persecution on the Jews and more of a personal tale from a child's perspective.
Perfectly pitched for KS2 children, especially Y5/6 and a great discussion book around challenge and adversity.

31 Aug 2022

This was a fiction book but it was based on a real-life event about the author Judith Kerr and how she escaped Germany during the inter war.
I liked it because I learned about different European countries during 1933 - 1935.
They left because her Father was wanted by the Nazis..... Judith and her brother had to leave everything they knew to protect their Father.

22 Aug 2022


22 Aug 2022

I rate it a 3 because there are not that many pictures. It would be scary if they were forced to move because of the Nazis. They lost all their stuff and annas favourite toy rabbit.France was safe but Anna and her brother had to learn French and go to French school so I bet it was really hard. I would recommend it to 10 and over (even though i am 9)

13 Aug 2022

its kind of a French story based on Hitler they talk about famous monuments like louvre musee

04 Aug 2022

Gentle and heart warming. Good to explore how people had been brainwashed into attitudes and also about displacement of people across Europe occurred.

03 Aug 2022

It was interesting to read a war story that was based on the authors life experience. It was similar to an autobiography but it was a novel.
It was an eye opener to understand how Hitler forced people to leave their homeland and restart their lives with next to nothing.
I liked Max because he learnt a new language to fit in and liked fishing. Mama tried to keep the children safe and follow her husbands advice. The father was a reporter and so he was on Hitlers most wanted ist. He had to flee for his life but he was brave enough to continue to write for the newspaper.
It was interesting to see how a refugee feels and how the lead up to the war affected peoples lives.
I would recoomend this to someone else it was a book on my high school year 7 reading list.

01 Jul 2022

I love this book
I didn't know it was like this in the past
Great story

30 Jun 2022

An excellent book to use to introduce concepts surrounding refugees, world war 2 and the Holocaust.
I would highly recommend it as a book for every upper KS2 classroom.
Now off to buy books 2 and 3 of the trilogy

26 Jun 2022

This book was very touching and heartwarming but when compared to Anne Frank's diary this book was less about thoughts on the war.It was a very interesting book and very enjoyable. There were some very sad parts but good ones too. I would recommend this book to anyone.

19 Sep 2021

This book was educational and exceptional.

08 Sep 2021

Judith Kerr is a brilliant person and this book is as brilliant as her

03 Sep 2021

I have mixed feelings about this book because at points when I was reading, I found myself getting a little bored. My main point would be that I think there should be more action and drama to make the reader a little bit more excited. However, I would still recommend this book because parts of it are quite interesting.

31 Aug 2021

Love that it was based on a true story.
Gripping all the way through.

26 Aug 2021

I liked Anna the best because she was always trying to be happy. I would recommend this book

23 Aug 2021

Very interesting book about world war two. I liked Anna a lot as she reflected what a normal girl would feel in such a difficult time of running away from Hitler and being a Jew. I would recommend it to anyone really. I would like to read all her other ww2 books, I'm off to check borrowbox

17 Aug 2021

Honestly I don't want to hurt the libarians feelings but this was the WORST book I've evere read!

15 Aug 2021

My favourite character is Anna because her life is so challenging at such a young age, she is also doing really good at getting better in other languages.I would recommend this book to people who

01 Aug 2021

It is amazing book I love they move into different countries throughout the war. My favourite character is Anna. Interested me because I like the history of the war and experience how it is in the war.I would recommend this book to to kids that Want to know about the war.

25 Jul 2021

I really enjoyed this book, which is a semi autographical story by Judith Kerr. She uses her experience of being a German Jew during the rise of the Nazi party to tell the story of Anna (the main character) and her family. It shows the experience of fleeing the only country and life the children had known and trying to start life elsewhere. The book has a note from the author at the back describing her reasons for writing the book.

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