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Children To A Degree [NOOK Book]

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Based on a true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.


Karl Veth, the oldest 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 already 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 but contrary to popular belief, not all of ...

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Children To A Degree

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Overview

Based on a true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.


Karl Veth, the oldest 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 already 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 but 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 that 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, but 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. 


Author’s Note:
Karl Veth’s story originally began in the first book of the series, Loyal To A Degree. After receiving a tremendous amount of positive feedback from readers, as well as a number of questions about Karl and his life before the fall of Berlin, I was inspired to write Children To A Degree.  Although it has been released as the third book in the series, it serves as a prequel to the first two books. My sincerest thanks go out to the readers who asked the questions and inspired this book.


Don’t miss Karl’s incredible story in the days before and after the fall of Berlin in Loyal To A Degree and Trust to a Degree.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148215097
  • Publisher: Horst Christian
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 77,787
  • File size: 320 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2014

    Read this first, highly recommend.

    This book sets the background and early days of a Hitler youth and the rest of the series ".... to a Degree". Very informative. Have read this book and Loyal to a Degree, which I could hardly put down. Will order the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    If you read about the Nazi's, you will find this interesting.

    This book gave an added perspective to the Nazi attitude. It detailed how they manipulated and mistreated their own children. You see how this manipulation affected individual children differently; some bought the whole disturbing lie, while others could keep their own moral compass. This is not the first book written by Horst Christian on the subject, but it should be read first as it introduces the people in his next two books.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    fascinating!

    When the "write the review" came up, I immediately remembered that I wanted the sequel and bought it. This is a tale of life of a boy at the time of Hitler youth, and a great read.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

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    I loved this book. I have always been fascinated by all things t

    I loved this book. I have always been fascinated by all things that happened during the Nazi reign of terror. The book kept me riveted as it tells the story of a young German boy who questions all he has been "taught".

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  • Posted May 7, 2014

    A very engaging, interesting and informative read. I was hooked

    A very engaging, interesting and informative read. I was hooked from the beginning. Being a child of a WWII survivor (from Thailand not Europe), it opened my eyes to what Germans experienced - something not usually considered. My empathy has grown and heart goes out to them - I cannot say what choices I would have made in their circumstances. Thank you for writing this book, it should be read alongside the learning of the "facts" of World War II.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    A very good a book. Interesting how the children grew up in Germ

    A very good a book. Interesting how the children grew up in Germany in during the war.

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    Posted June 29, 2014

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