Chocolate Cake With Hitler

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Short Books, 2011 - Fiction - 123 pages
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Chocolate Cake with Hitler is a gripping fictional retelling of the harrowing story of Helga Goebbels, twelve-year-old daughter of the Nazi Party's head of propaganda. Helga's childhood as the eldest of five children in Germany's First Family has been a gilded one, accompanying her parents to parties and rallies, moving between the city and their idyllic country estate. But the war has changed everything. And now, as defeat closes in on the Germans, Helga must move into a bunker in the heart of Berlin with her family and key members of the crumbling Nazi leadership – to be with their beloved Hitler. There is chocolate cake for tea every day with Uncle Leader, but Helga cannot help noticing that all is not well among the grown-ups. As each day passes, her underground world becomes increasingly tense and strange. There are tears and shouting behind slammed doors, and when even the soldiers who have been guarding them take their leave, Helga is faced with a terrible truth. Perhaps her perfect childhood has not been all that it seemed...

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User Review  - L1nda - LibraryThing

A haunting account of the last days in Hitlers bunker told through the innocent eyes of a child. The voice of Helga is quite moving as she struggles to understand the grown ups around her. Read full review

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During the final days of World War II in April 1945, twelve-year-old Helga Goebbels, daughter of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, is brought to Berlin, along with her younger brother and four ... Read full review

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