I Was There

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Cover of I Was There

Author: Hans Peter Richter

Age Range: Young Teens+

Period: Mid 20th C

Genres:  HistoricalWar


Hans, Heinz and Gunter are three German boys at the time of Hitler's rise to power. With differing attitudes to the situation, they join the official Youth movements and are eventually become soldiers and are sent to fight.


A story of growing up in Nazi Germany seen from the point of view of three boys, and principally one: the narrator. Semi-autobiographical, it has no axe to grind, but portrays something of the thoughts of the German people under the Nazi regime.

Tuesday 1st January 2002