Caroline Link tells why the book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit was so important to her as a child

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

From The JC

Why I had to make a film of Judith Kerr’s refugee classic

The German film director Caroline Link tells Stephen Applebaum why the book When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit was so important to her as a child

“I remember I was very grateful to Judith Kerr that I didn’t have to be afraid of the story,” explains Link. “It wasn’t cruel on the outside. It wasn’t one of those typical horrible stories about the brutality of the Nazis and about all the horrible things that happened to Jewish people at the time. For children that was almost too much to bear. So when we read the book, it went very deep without shocking.”

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