Lost Youth: a novel-series about youth in Nazi-Germany

Each part of the series is a complete story that may stand on its own.

 

Chronologically the story of six friends from Hamburg-Altona begins in 1933 with the story of Maria Goldberg. In Book 1 "A Friend, a good Friend" (Als die Dunkelheit hereinbrach) you experience with a 12-year old jewish girl how the reign of the Nationalsocialists takes over larger and larger parts of daily life. And how personal freedom of people who are said to be "different" are getting more and more restricted.

Recommended for readers: 11+ years

 

Surely the most depressing part of the series is the story of Liza Giesemann who has to endure the hardships of being a jewish girl and experience the Holocaust in Book 2 "Somewhere in the World" (Draußen war ein schöner Tag). The storyline starts in 1942 when 15-years-old Liza and her family are held captive inside a concentration camp (KZ) near Hamburg. Until one day when they are forced to take a train that drives to the East...

Recommended for readers: 12+ years

 

In December 1942 also starts the story of 17-years-old Paul Kirchhoff in Book 3 "Thoughts are Free" (Während der Schnee leise fiel) who one day stumbles across a pamphlet written by the resistance group "Die Weiße Rose" (The White Rose).

Recommended for readers: 12+ years

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LostYouth#4 - Am Himmel lächelte der Mond

A fourth part of the series will be published soon. Like the others it is set in Hamburg, this time at the end of World War II. The protagonist will be a young girl.

 

The novel is a complete story that may stand on its own (like the other parts). It will be available as eBook and paperback, a translation to English planned.

A fifh part of the series is currently being written. Like the others it will be set in Hamburg, around the time at the end of World War II. The protagonist will be a young girl.

The novel will be a complete story that may stand on its own (like the other parts). It will be available as eBook and paperback, a translation to English planned.

In case you are on Facebook, you may inform yourself about my novel-series on my page "Verlorene Jugend" (Lost Youth). Looking forward to seeing you there!

Chronik

2017-10: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-09: Die Frau im Treppenhaus (Roman) veröffentlicht

2017-09: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-08: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-07: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-07: Am Himmel lächelte der Mond (VerloreneJugend#4) veröffentlicht

2017-06: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-06: Der Fall Hammonia (StrandtGuth#05) veröffentlicht

2017-05: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-04: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-03: Interview für mordsbuch.net

2017-03: Buchmesse Leipzig

2017-03: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-02: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

2017-01: Neue Spende ans Altonaer Museum

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