|Plot Summary of My Childhood in Nazi Germany|
|"In 1935, at the eve of the second world war, Ilse Koehn was 6 years old and was living with her parents in Berlin. Her family did not approve the war politics of Hitler. Her father's parents are Jews, so her parents decide to divorce in order to protect her. As the oppression against the Jews is growing every year, she goes to live with her mother and her family.
Than, she is evacuated to a young Hitlerism camp where she has to get used with the hard life and military regime. When she finally gets the chance to go back to Berlin, her life is very difficult because of the war and the continuous bombardments.
When the war is over, the ending is a happy one for Ilse as her family gets back together, but, unfortunately, this was not the case for many others.
Dana Samson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of My Childhood in Nazi Germany|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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