A World War Two Historical Fiction Novel Based On A True Story
A true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.
Karl Veth, the eldest of three children, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. By the time he was old enough to start school and begin his education, Hitler had established a firm death-grip on the country. Children were fed a steady diet of Nazi propaganda and were often encouraged to turn on their family and friends; however, contrary to popular belief, not all of them bought into it.
Karl is an intelligent young boy who strives to excel in his studies, but he questions everything. Dangerous questions during a time when people are closely monitored. Karl's father and grandfather are not blind followers and they have their own opinions about Hitler and his regime. The lessons they teach Karl often contradict what he is taught in school, yet they also inspire him to think on his own and form his own opinions.
German law mandates all children must become members of the Hitler Youth and at the age of 10, Karl enters the Jungvolk, the junior branch of the Hitler Youth. He must wade through the propaganda and everything he is taught to decide for himself what is right and what it wrong. Little does he know at the time, many of his grandfather's predictions about the future of the Third Reich will eventually come to pass. The lessons he learns now and the opinions he forms will determine his fate in dangerous times ahead.
Books In The Series:
Children To A Degree
Loyal To A Degree
Trust To A Degree
Partners To A Degree
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Well written and informative
This was a very good book and after reading it I immediately downloaded Loyal To A Degree, the second book in the series. I found myself liking Karl and pulling for him. Definitely provides a look at growing up in the Third Reich.
Children to a degree
Excellent read...on par with the book "The Book Thief"
The power of intimidation
This book was very interesting depicting life in Germany during the War...it also showed how intimidation, often based on erroneous beliefs and not known facts (read the book about this) was a dangerous and yet effective tool of war...sort of what the world is facing now