The Alster School – Times of Change

The Teacher from Hamburg (Vol. 1)


Original Title: Die Alster-Schule - Zeit des Wandels

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 432 pages, 13.5 x 20.6 cm, 5.3 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7341-0964-5
€ 15.00 [D] | € 15.50 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blanvalet

Date of publication: June 21, 2021
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Julia  Kröhn - The Alster School – Times of Change


Dark clouds gather and a few young teachers have to decide between conformism and resistance…

Hamburg, 1931: a fresh wind blows through the schools of the Weimar Republic. Once reigned by the cane, now students approach their teachings with head, heart and hand.

Felicitas, who has just started teaching, is passionate about the new ideals of progressive education. And physical education teacher Emil seems to be like-minded, as he is secretly in love with her. Yet, the bourgeois lifestyle he aspires to does not suit Felicitas' urge for freedom.

It is a whole different story with her friend Anneliese, who does everything to win Emil over for herself. While the budding affection between Anneliese and Emil drives a wedge between the two friends, dark clouds appear at the horizon of history: The Nazis seize power and the flag flying the swastika is raised above the schoolyard. Felicitas and her colleagues have to decide: Do they want to serve the Fuhrer in their work? Or stay true to their own ideals?


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