Friedrich

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Overview

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

A young German boy recounts the fate of his best friend, a Jew, during the Nazi regime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780756922
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/28/1987
  • Pages: 149
  • Sales rank: 1,018,757
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2006

    A great read!

    Friedrich is a great book. Anybody who likes books about WWII and the Holocoust, they should read it! Plus, its wicked short... lol

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2005

    Experiences beyond Anne Frank

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2003

    magnificent book!

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2003

    Beyond Anne Frank

    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.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2003

    Reviewing the book Friedrich

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2002

    Great book

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    Friedrich review

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Da Bomb!

    It is a awesome book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    sweet, sad, stunning

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2002

    A thrilling novel of the Holocaust

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2001

    Friedrich

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2001

    Friedrich was very emotional

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2001

    A gripping story

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2001

    I was crying!

    this was such a tragic story!my eyes were never dry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Best book ever read

    This was an awesome book. Very Descriptive and unforgetable. I only wish I knew the narrator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    a reviewer

    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!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2000

    Great Book!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2000

    this was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    Excellent, but sad book

    '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.

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