Auslander, Paperback
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When Peter's parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw.

Then German soldiers take him away to be measured and assessed.

They decide that Peter is racially valuable. He is Volksdeutscher: of German blood. With his blond hair, blue eyes, and acceptably proportioned head, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler-Jugend poster.

Someone important will want to adopt Peter. They do. Professor Kaltenbach is very pleased to welcome such a fine Aryan specimen to his household.

People will be envious. But Peter is not quite the specimen they think. He is forming his own ideas about what he is seeing, what he is told.

Peter doesn't want to be a Nazi, and so he is going to take a very dangerous risk.

The most dangerous risk he could possibly choose to take in Berlin in 1942.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780747594192



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This book is a AMAZING but throughout it I was crying, not because the book was bad (cause it wasn't), but because it was the truth. This book was about WW2 and I finally realise how bad the War actaully was, this six year span of War even made the Germans flee. The way that the Nazi's treated the citizens was atrosious. Even though this book was sad please do not be put off by these comments this book is very unique, interesting and historical book!Liz