Auslander (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 16, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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When Peter's parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland. But Peter is Volksdeutscher-of German blood. With his blond hair and blue eyes, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler Youth poster. The Nazis decide he is racially valuable. Indeed, a prominent German family is pleased to adopt such a fine Aryan specimen into their household. But despite his new "family," Peter feels like a foreigner-an ausländer-and he is forming his own ideas about what he sees and what he's told. He doesn't want to be a Nazi. So he takes a risk-the most dangerous one he could possibly choose in 1942 Berlin. . . .

Paul Dowswell weaves meticulous research into a thrilling narrative, exposing a different angle of the horrors of Nazi Germany.


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He is a truly amazing Historical writer. - Goodreads
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The depiction of stress and tension growing was good. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Mariam Abood - Goodreads

My teacher recommended I read this book for a teenage reviewing challenge, and I'm really glad she did because I really ended up enjoying this book. This book is incredibly underrated, and I feel this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Priscilla Cruz - Goodreads

Well, it is practically impossible to read a WW2 book without finding death in it, especially for the people who tried to help the condemned & the condemned themselves. You start reading this kind of ... Read full review

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PAUL DOWSWELL is a former researcher and editor who now writes full-time. He has written more than fifty highly acclaimed books, many of them award winning.

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