Thursday, May 12, 2011
Chocloate Cake with Hitler
By: Emma Craigie
Genre: Historical Fiction
Location: FIC CRA
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011
"Told with a child-like innocence, Chocolate Cake with Hitler is a poignant insight into the dying days of the Third Reich" Daily Mail
This is a fictionalised account of the life of Helga, a twelve year old daughter of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Party's Head of Propaganda. She ate chocolate cake with "uncle leader" every night- but as the Nazi machine crumbled, so did her life. This is the bunker story, of a young girl, shattered dreams, and the consequences of being a daughter to an evil man.