Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany



10 thoughts on “Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany

  1. Kate Horan Kate Horan says:

    At the beginning of this sensitive graphic novel about 1938 Berlin, eleven year old Marianne Kohn has no idea how much danger she is in First she is expelled from school for being Jewish and now she and her mother must find a new place to live Through a twist of fate her mother calls it a miracle Marianne has an opportunity to escape as part of the Kindertransport, but how can she leave her beloved mother It can be difficult to find a book about this dark period of history that conveys At the beginning of this sensitive graphic novel about 1938 Berlin, eleven year old Marianne Kohn has no idea how much danger she is in First she is expelled from school for being Jewish and now she and her mother must find a new place to live Through a twist of fate her mother calls it a miracle Marianne has an opportunity to escape as part of the Kindertransport, but how can she leave her beloved mother It can be difficult to find a book about this dark period of history that conveys historical facts without causing unnecessary anxiety in children Shoemaker s pencil drawings convey the narrative in fine detail and capture both the bravery and sadness of Marianne s situation Adapted from a children s novel by Irene Watts, this graphic novel shines as an example of the delicate balance between words and pictures Recommended for ages 8 and up, but may be appropriate for a thoughtful and inquisitive younger child


  2. April April says:

    Good book, but incredibly sad for a children s fiction I guess that s understandable given the topic Kindertransport, the traveling of Jewish children orphans to England from Germany in 1938 and 1939 but still, I almost teared up reading parts of it Ms Watts wrote clearly about Marianne s experiences, so that the reader could almost feel them for him or herself, which is also understandable given that Ms Watts lived through this time and was part of the Kindertransport.Definitely recomm Good book, but incredibly sad for a children s fiction I guess that s understandable given the topic Kindertransport, the traveling of Jewish children orphans to England from Germany in 1938 and 1939 but still, I almost teared up reading parts of it Ms Watts wrote clearly about Marianne s experiences, so that the reader could almost feel them for him or herself, which is also understandable given that Ms Watts lived through this time and was part of the Kindertransport.Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to a very quick, very interesting read about Kindertransport, something that I had not heard of until I read this book


  3. Sandy Brehl Sandy Brehl says:

    There must be two versions of this book, because multiple reviews note it as a graphic novel The version I read has this cover and is a slim, middle grade novel based on the author s own experiences during the Hitler era in Germany It s well written and hard to put down, taking readers on a journey they are likely to find disturbing but highly credible Should be great for generating discussions, what if scenarios, etc.


  4. Paula Paula says:

    This is a very readable story, perfect for elementary age kids who are learning about the Holocaust and World War II It is the story of how Marianne Kohn, an 11 year old Jewish girl in 1938 Berlin, ends up on the first Kindertransport to England That Kindertransport was taking orphans to new and safer lives in England, but through a series of unexpected events, Marianne s mother is able to secure a spot for her daughter The various restrictions and hardships that Jewish citizens of German This is a very readable story, perfect for elementary age kids who are learning about the Holocaust and World War II It is the story of how Marianne Kohn, an 11 year old Jewish girl in 1938 Berlin, ends up on the first Kindertransport to England That Kindertransport was taking orphans to new and safer lives in England, but through a series of unexpected events, Marianne s mother is able to secure a spot for her daughter The various restrictions and hardships that Jewish citizens of Germany had to endure in this time are seamlessly integrated into the story, and you get a sense of the increasing danger and risk for these people.The format of the book is on the larger side, and the panels are clearly drawn with lots of white space between and crisp lettering, so it is easy to know who is speaking, where they are, and who is who As much as I love this format, that is not always the case


  5. William Stanger William Stanger says:

    We bought this little graphic novel in a recent book sale at our local library It s described as being a heartbreaking story of loss and love , which basically it is, being the story of a young Jewish girl growing up in Germany just before the outbreak of World War II It s aimed at a younger audience, so it doesn t have too many of theraw elements that other stories based on events during this time have Having said that, there is enough drawn and written to show the sadness and pain of We bought this little graphic novel in a recent book sale at our local library It s described as being a heartbreaking story of loss and love , which basically it is, being the story of a young Jewish girl growing up in Germany just before the outbreak of World War II It s aimed at a younger audience, so it doesn t have too many of theraw elements that other stories based on events during this time have Having said that, there is enough drawn and written to show the sadness and pain of the times so that a younger person could understand what is going on and how wrong it all was It s a well drawn and written story The art has a certain bleakness, which adds to what the story is all about It would be a good starter for starting a conversation about the holocaust with children


  6. Vanessah Vanessah says:

    As interested as I am in the holocaust, this book made me quite sad I will never be able to grasp how someone can kill people simply because of their religion, let alone children This book gave a big insight into what it was like being one of those Jewish children This book is very small and quick to read, but still heart wrenching all the same.


  7. Jamie Jamie says:

    The text and the art are spare, which is in keeping with the tragedy and loneliness of the time And while Marianne s story is compelling I d be hard pressed to find a Holocaust narrative that didn t move me in some way I found this was sorely lacking An author s note would have been nice, or even an end note about the historical context of Kindertransport.


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    An important story to tell, but the poor lettering was distracting and the story a bit garbled I think the book is intended for a younger audience but there is very little exposition or explanation to actually teach readers new to the subject about the historical period.


  9. Melinda Agnew Melinda Agnew says:

    A good book for telling the story of an 11 year old girl s experience, but it is a very sad book for children of that age as well I recommend that parents read the story with their child in order to answer any questions that may come up.


  10. Yeslech Yeslech says:

    I didn t realize this was 1 of 3 books which is why it felt too short and unfinished.


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Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany [Download] ➵ Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany ➾ Irene N. Watts – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A heartbreaking story of loss and loveAs autumn turns toward winter in Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops Th A heartbreaking story of A Story MOBI í loss and loveAs autumn turns toward winter inBerlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops Then her father, a mild mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding No longer allowed to go to school Good-bye Marianne: PDF or or even sit in a caf , Marianne s only comfort is her beloved mother Things are bad, but could they get even worse Based on true events, this fictional account of hatred and racism speaks volumes about both history and human nature.