Auslander

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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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User Review  - SharonLong - LibraryThing

Auslander means outsider and to the Polish orphan Peter, it's how he feels living in Nazi Germany. His foster family the Kaltenbachs are 100% behind the Nazi cause and haave only agreed to take Peter ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When his parents are killed in the 1941 Nazi invasion of Poland, 13-year-old Piotr's life takes an unimaginable turn.As an ethnic German with Nordic features, he's "racially valuable" to the Nazis, so ... 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.
www.pauldowswell.co.uk

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