Sunday 29 October at 2.30pm
The Sydney Jewish Museum will be hosting a book launch for Goodbye, Mr Hitler written by bestselling and award-winning author Jackie French.
Holocaust Survivor Olga Horak OAM was the inspiration behind the book and she will be speaking at the event.
Following on from the award-winning Hitler’s Daughter and Pennies for Hitler, Goodbye, Mr Hitler is a well-researched, beautifully written and utterly compelling novel about a tragic time in history.
On researching and writing about Hitler’s regime and one of the world’s darkest eras, Jackie French says, “This was the most difficult book I have ever written, the most difficult to research and the most devastating to write, but also the most important book I have ever written.”
It is important to remember that concentration camps like Auschwitz were not originally built for Jewish people, but as camps to exterminate and imprison those who fought against fascism and Hitler. Goodbye, Mr Hitler is a book about the Holocaust, but the three main characters are not Jewish. It is about a boy, a girl and a woman who are there because of bad luck or because they had the courage to stand up against evil. It is the story of how they survived the death camps, the vast wilderness faced by European refugees after World War II and how they eventually found happiness in Australia.
Evil must be faced and fought. Once you’ve won, the hardest and most necessary battle is to understand, forgive and learn to love and live.
Jackie French is an award-winning writer and the 2014/15 Australian Children’s Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children’s literature. She received numerous awards for her previous books Hitler’s Daughter and Pennies for Hitler
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