Vanished in Berlin
Vanished in Berlin
Vanished in Berlin
If you love two countries and they go to war with each other, which one do you choose to fight for? The German musician Friedrich is in Norway with his Norwegian girlfriend Ellen when Hitler attacks in April 1940. They flee together from Oslo but happen to find themselves very close to the fighting. Their dilemma is that both like Germany but not the Nazis, and Friedrich does not want to fight. Ellen hides him, pretending that he is Dutch. After a long struggle they end up in her grandparents' house on the coast where they spend some idyllic months. But it cannot last forever. When Friedrich disappears Ellen goes to Vienna and Berlin in the middle of war to look for him.

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  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Norwegian pianist Ellen loves German violinist Friedrich with all her heart. When Friedrich is in danger of having to join the Germans at war, he is hidden by Ellen. With Germans around every corner, Ellen and Friedrich soon realize that it is much harder to hide a person than they thought. When Friedrich disappears one day, Ellen goes to Berlin to find him. This haunting story of life at the heart of World War II is sure to entertain people of all ages.

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