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Puffin Books, Apr 1, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 149 pages
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Friedrich and his best friend were growing up in Germany in the early 1930s. At first, Friedrich seemed to be the more fortunate, but when Hitler came to power, things began to change. Friedrich was expelled from school and became an orphan when his mother died and his father was arrested and deported.This is a terrifying story of the destruction of a single Jewish family.

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Describes Germany's descent into Nazism and slowly but surely taking every right away from the Jews whilst describing the friendship between the 2 boys the narrator and Friedrich the Jewish boy . This book is very relevant today with the growth of anti- Semitism. Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole Woon - Goodreads

Especially heart wrenching when viewed through the eyes of a young boy helplessly watching the degradation of his best friend and community in oppressed times. Read full review

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Richter studied sociology and psychology at the universities of Cologne, Bonn, Mainz, and Tubingen, earning his doctor's degree.

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