Friedrich

Friedrich

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by Hans Peter Richter
     
 

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The story of a Jewish boy and his family caught in the horror of the rise of the Nazi party and the Holocaust.

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The story of a Jewish boy and his family caught in the horror of the rise of the Nazi party and the Holocaust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780756922
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/28/1987
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Hans Peter Richter was a German author that wrote many books for children and young adults.

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Friedrich (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
hockey22 More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read this book in a day partially because it was really good and partially because it was so short. A lot of the things that happened made me cry so definitely DON'T read it at school or else you might start crying like I did. You really should read this book if you like historical fiction but at the end it really surprised me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was so good i can't even explain it. it moved me sooo much! this was a magnificent book, i love it and i would recommend it 2 any1!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It made me cry and even laugh sometimes. This is probably the best book I've read so far about the Holocaust. Another reason why I really liked this book was that it makes you realize the mistakes Hitler and the Nazis made. I am really glad I read this book. I would recomend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Friedrich painted a stark picture of what the Holocaust meant to the people who lived it...the people whose friends and neighbors were persecuted so mercilessly. The ending was one of those well-written stunners that's really good but leaves you hurting like anything. The story is told through the eyes of Friedrich's best friend, and how they grew up together...and then Hitler came to power and things began to change...simply because of what Friedrich and his family were. It's very good, and kids should read it too, it's written in a way that they can understand it and really feel the brutal horror of the Holocaust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like to read books about a Jewish family living in Germany and seeing how they lived back in that time. Friedrich is a very sad books. You will not believe how it turns out in the end. If you read this book then I reallly hope that you like it
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a awesome book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set in Germany prior to World War II, Friedrich is an exciting tale of a Jewish family during the Holocaust. Friedrich, a young boy and member of a Jewish family experiences the tragities of the Holocaust. They experience many of the hard times and harsh treatments that the Jews faced. They come into contact with the Nazis and other Hitler supporters. As a Jewish family, the Schneiders face the grueling treatment administered by the Nazis. Jews throughout the Holocaust faced the hard times. Many Jewish stores and homes are looted and ransacked. I'd recommend the book to others. It was rated a four simply because it lacked in elaborative content and was rather short. But the story does inform readers of the Holocaust and treatment of Jews by Nazis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Friedrich ¿Friedrich¿ is a true story that is very sad. The book is written by: Hans Peter Richter who wrote this book in the first person. Hans was born in 1925 in Germany. There was another boy that lived above them, Friedrich. Friedrich and his family are Jewish. At the beginning of the book Hans was jealous of Friedrich because Friedrich¿s family had more money than Hans¿ family. The 2 boys grow up together as friends and when the anti-Jewish laws start, Hans isn¿t as jealous any more. As they grow the laws grow, too. Horrible things happen to the Jewish family and soon it seems like they can¿t do anything. I think this book should be read by 6th graders and older because they are more mature in handling emotional situations. I would rate this book from 1- 5 in stars: Rate: ****. This book is a sad book, but teaches us a lesson on how bad of a mistake we made letting Hitler take over with the Jews and everything else we let him do, again. This is a good book that you should read. e-mail me: ashley@waterville-valley.k12.sau48.nh.us
Guest More than 1 year ago
Friedrich is a very revealing book about a young boy and his relationship with a Jewish family. This relationship takes place in Germany in 1925-1942. It is written in the first person and is completely true. This book is a perfect opening for a middle school term on the Holocaust. Unlike other books, it is about the events leading to it rather then the Holocaust itself. I think reading Friedrich is like watching a giant thermometer labeled Prosecution of Jews rise. Since the story is just a record of true events and has no plot, it is still an emotional roller coaster. I think that this book is a well worth- while read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Friedrich is a book about the persecution of the Jewish in pre-Holocaust Germany and how it effects a Jewish family. I think that children under Grade 5 might not be ready for this story but they should definitely know a little about the Holocaust. This book gives insight to some of the persecution the Jewish people went through. The sad part is it doesn¿t even expose the extent of only the persecution, and barely brushes the large-scale deportation of the Jewish and the horror of the concentration camps. Reading this book made me feel like crying I wondered how humans could be so cruel to one another. It was so sad to see the family deteriorate as one by one there liberties and freedoms were taken away. This book is a very honest and well-written story of life for a Jewish family in pre-Holocaust Germany . Email me at cailey@waterville-valley.sau48.k12.nh.us
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was such a tragic story!my eyes were never dry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book. Very Descriptive and unforgetable. I only wish I knew the narrator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great book!!! It told what happened to the jews dyring World War II. It is about a boy and his family that were trying to escape from Hitler. I think the little boy is brave and has a good heart. This is a book I would recommend it to any teacher to read to their class. It was one of the best books I have read. It was ourstanding!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was sad because of what happened to his family and it was just great. But, I wish I would have known the narrator's name!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was unbelievable!!!! it really explained and showed how the Jews were really treated during world war 2 and the Holocaust!!!! It is a story of a boy and his family who are trying to survive Hitlers powers.If you want to cry,then read this book.It will explain to you the truth!!!!!!!! one word to explain this book is OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! thanks for your time!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Friedrich' is a wonderful book. I recently read it in my eighth grade English class. It taught me the tragic story of the Holocaust. I would recommend it to everybody. It is a sad book that tells of a young boy's family struggling for survival.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Friedrich is a great book. Anybody who likes books about WWII and the Holocoust, they should read it! Plus, its wicked short... lol
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gave me many emotions. It made me cry, laugh, smile, and it made me realize how much the Nazi's have been through during Hitler's rule. This book was yet the best book I have read about the Holocaust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't usually read, cause I don't enjoy it. I read this book in school with my class. It moved me so much! Now I know how it felt to live during the Holocaust. This is a great book. Everyone should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you need a book that will appeal to boys, while still portraying the horror of the Holocaust, this is the book. Under utilized in middle schools, but should not be. Teachers give it a try.