The Devil in Vienna

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Dial Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 243 pages
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Inge Dorenwald and Lieselotte Vessely have been best friends for most of their thirteen years. They share secrets, fears, hopes and even the same birthday. It never mattered that Inge was Jewish and that Lieselotte was the daughter of a Nazi SS officer--until now. Hitler and Nazism are infiltrating Vienna, Austria, in 1938 and suddenly it is forbidden for the girls to continue seeing each other. Despite the danger, Inge and Liselotte struggle to keep their friendship alive. But will they be able to do it?
A new afterword by the author, who based the story on her own experiences during World War II, is included. According to Publishers Weekly, The Devil in Vienna "arouses in its readers anguish, fury, admiration, scorn--it couldn't be a more effective story or a more powerful illustration of the reason 'never to forget.'" This courageous novel is an ALA Notable Book and winner of the Sydney Taylor Award and the Golden Kite Award.

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User Review  - Rui Wen - Goodreads

Inge and Lieselotte are best friends during World War 2. They've known each other for almost thirteen years of their life. They do everything together, they tell each other everything, and the coolest ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charli - To Another World - Goodreads

meh. Obviously I only read for school but could have been worse, I guess. Read full review

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Doris Orgel (born 1929) is a children's literature author. She was born Doris Adelberg in Vienna, Austria, on February 15, 1929. She currently lives in New York City and is a full time Children's author. Her book The Devil in Vienna received a Phoenix Award Honor in 1998. Her books Sarah's Room and Dwarf Long-Nose were illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Maurice Sendak.

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