The Auslander [Paul Dowswell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Peter’s parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw. When Peter’s parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw. Then German soldiers take him away to be measured and assessed. They decide that . Auslander by Paul Dowswell. This novel tells the fictional story of a young boy, Piotr Bruck, who is taken by the Nazis to Berlin to become a.

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Peter Bruck, the protagonist, starts out as a young thirteen-year-old Zuslander boy who has just lost his parents after the fall of Warsaw. I was also annoyed that the F word was uttered early on in the book when Peter secretly began bringing food to Polish captives being used as slave labor. Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence.

I love historical fictions so I had high expectations for The Auslander. Swept away in auslandeg thrill of being a part of something big – like restoring Germany’s national pride, – Peter isn’t bothered by what is truly going on in the world.

Any fans of good historical fiction would enjoy this book though. He sometimes lacks emotions when talking about his parents and his past.

Auslander by Paul Dowswell – book review

Swing dancing, jazz records, helping “U-Boats” escaping Jewsand pretending to be a solid HJ member, soon become a way of life for Peter, until one day he is told that is a quarter -Jew But he is never able to accept how the Jews and Poles are treated, though he tries desperately to push it to the back of his mind, and as the war drags on and on, and Peter learns the full extent of what the Nazis stand for, he begins to realize that he doesn’t agree.

Technically there was nothing wrong with it but I had a hard time getting used to it. At first I thought that it was a stylistic choice, in keeping with the relative youth and naivety of the main character, but as the story and POV widened, it became clear such wasn’t the case. With no relatives, Peter is sent to a Warsaw orphanage, where living conditions are far from ideal. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. When Peter’s parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw.


The Nazis decide he is racially valuable, and take him to Germany to be raised as a Pal Youth by a German foster family. I enjoyed the book greatly. It’s a fast paced novel that will have you on the edge of your seat at times and smiling at others. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

auslaander It has its faults but is a solid entry to the pool of Historical Fiction. The ending was kind of rushed and confusing though. Wonderful are all the descriptions of his changing feelings and confusion as to if he should join the resistance.

Auslander by Paul Dowswell. I could mention Markus Zuzak’s “The Book Thief” here, but somehow the “death as narrator” gimmick makes it vaguely something else to me. Many holocaust books take the views of the jewish people and other victims. While I have read numerous stories of jewish holocaust victims in hiding or on the run, valuable in their own way because to ignore that what happened in literature is criminal for numerous reasons, it is always equally as important to get a sense I auslznder love to give this one a solid 3.

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He is forming his own ideas about what he is seeing, what he is told. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Possibly advanced KS2 readers with a particular interest in the war and history would benefit from it, but there are lots of references to racial execution including children. In Auslander, Paul Doswell reveals the story of a young 13 year old boy with blue eyes and blond hair who had just recently lost his parents to a Nazi tank during the German Invasion of Poland.

This was a very well-written historical fiction story, well researched and exciting.

This whole idea shocked me and was a disturbing insight into one of the ways the Nazis took over the country- beginning with the children. Thoughts on the Overall Book: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There is plenty of exciting action as well, especially uaslander the end as Peter and Anna try to make their escape. For example, Peter not only puts himself in great danger to deliver messages for the resistance, he also wants to help fellow Poles who are working as slave labor in Berlin, and tries to bring them food.

He goes along with them not commenting and following directions even so. So I give this one a thumbs up in general. Refresh and try again. Surely there are plenty of other points in history which could be explored and are valuable in spite of this one being so recent and for many so raw. Where the plot lagged in the beginning, we have a heart-pounding climax that genuinely had me wondering for a pal if Peter really was going to get away – or if the book would end dlwswell his death.


But Peter doowswell Volksdeutscher-of German blood.

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In “Devil”Inge, a young jewish girl finds that her best friend Leiselotte remains faithful to her in spite of Leiselotte’s father’s rise in the Reich and the brainwashing she receives in her Hitler Youth chapter. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I haven’t read any dosswell Paul Dowswell’s books yet besides this one, but I know I’ll like them now because his writing style truly is very very good.

Reading this book I felt as if I was there with Peter main character Though he is in fact Polish he looks like the perfect German Volkdeutscher – of German blood I also loved this book because it’s a very believable if not likely story and is something I plan on reading again and again.


Sep 20, Sarai rated it really liked it Shelves: A shame, as the merely serviceable prose keeps this from being a truly moving story.

The theme of this story was one of morals and the difference between the easy yet bad way out and the hard yet good way through. Children would spy on their friends at school, and report them to their parents who would alert the police to any anti-Nazi activity even a bad joke about Hitler could get you arrested! It also talks about what they would do to the mentally ill people, which is rather hard to swallow.

The author could have done a better job making the transitions of rising action to climax more exciting for the readers. The writing is choppy.