"Alodia, You Are Now Alice!"

Child abduction and forced adoption under the Nazis

Original Title: "Alodia, du bist jetzt Alice!"

original edition

Recommended age group: 14 +
Paperback, 240 pages, 11.8 x 18.7 cm, 4.6 x 7.4 in., 30 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-570-31268-1
€ 9.00 [D] | € 9.30 [A] | CHF 12.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: cbj Jugendbücher

Date of publication: September 9, 2019
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Reiner  Engelmann - "Alodia, You Are Now Alice!"


Forgotten victims: abducted children under the Nazis

Alodia Witaszek is five years old when her father is executed by the Nazis. Her mother is deported to Auschwitz. Alodia, with her blond hair and blue eyes, is regarded as being "beneficial for the race". She is put in a "Lebensborn" home and given as "gift from the Führer" to a German family to be adopted.

After the war, Alodia's biological mother spends two years looking for her kidnapped child. Shortly before Christmas in 1947 she is successful: Alodia returns to her almost forgotten family and has to relearn her mother tongue.

Reiner Engelmann has met the contemporary witness and recorded her biography. With original documents and photographs.

• Haunting and thought-provoking – a contemporary witness report

• Thoroughly researched and sensitively documented

• An important contribution to prevent us from forgetting the past

"Alodia, You Are Now Alice! is directed against forgetting these war crimes and impressively tells of the girl and the search for her roots."

Rhein-Zeitung (19.09.2019)


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