Mischling, second degree : my childhood in Nazi Germany

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Mischling, second degree : my childhood in Nazi Germany
Call No: YA 943.086 K77m

Call NumberYA 943.086 K77m
Dates1978; ©1977
Statement of ResponsibilityIlse Koehn.
Creators & ContributorsKoehn, Ilse (author)
Koehn, Ilse (subject)
Bund der Jungmädel (subject)
Hitler-Jugend (subject)
Summary"On September 15, 1935, the Nuremberg Laws for the protection of German blood and race were promulgated in Nazi Germany. They defined the status of Jews and part Jews. Among other designations, a person with one Jewish grandparent was categorised as a 'Mischling, second degree.' At the time Ilse Koehn was six years old. She had a Jewish grandmother. Her family were free-thinkers and anti-Nazis. She did not know, and for her protection was not told, of her Jewish heritage. Forced by circumstances, she spent the war years as a member of the Hitler Youth, both in Berlin and various evacuation camps. To her neighbours and friends Ilse seemed like all other bright-eyed German schoolgirls. But she was not—she had two secrets. Only at the age of fifteen did she find the answers to the inexplicable questions and events that haunted her childhood." —Book jacket
  1. 1926–1936: The Derecks
  2. 1937: Break-up
  3. 1938: Luebars
  4. 1939: High School
  5. 1940: Hitler Youth and Bombs
  6. 1941: Camp One
  7. 1941–1942: Berlin
  8. 1942: Camp Two
  9. 1942: Berlin
  10. 1942–1944: Camp Three
  11. 1944–1945: Berlin
Physical Description 6 unnumbered pages, 240 pages ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLondon : Hamish Hamilton
NotesFirst published in the USA in 1977 by Greenwillow Books