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Tomi : a childhood under the Nazis / Tomi Ungerer.

By: Ungerer, Tomi, 1931-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boulder, Colo. ; London : Roberts Rinehart, 1998Description: x, 175 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1570981639; 9781570981630.Subject(s): Ungerer, Tomi, 1931- -- Childhood and youth | Artists -- France -- Biography | Jews | National socialism | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 | France -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Biography.DDC classification: 833.914 Summary: World-famous artist Tomi Ungerer grew up in & around Strasbourg, one of Europe's oldest & most beautiful cities. His idyllic childhood in the French province of Alsace on the German border was suddenly interrupted at the age of eight by the arrival of the Nazis in 1940. As with all non-Jewish children, the Nazis forced Tomi into the Hitler Youth, & for the next five years his life was dominated by Nazi doctrine as the German occupation consumed the lives of the French. Ever observant, the precocious Ungerer recorded his impressions in drawings, paintings, & diary jottings from a remarkably young age. Thanks to his conscientious mother, most of these have survived to the present day & form the basis for this penetrating visual memoir. These astonishing documents describe the Nazi phenomenon up close, including specific characters & events, from a child's innocent but often discerning perspective. Lavishly illustrated with rare documents, photographs, pages from his diary, & his own unique drawings & paintings from the period, Tomi: A Childhood Under the Nazis is a new look at one of the darkest eras in human history.
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World-famous artist Tomi Ungerer grew up in & around Strasbourg, one of Europe's oldest & most beautiful cities. His idyllic childhood in the French province of Alsace on the German border was suddenly interrupted at the age of eight by the arrival of the Nazis in 1940. As with all non-Jewish children, the Nazis forced Tomi into the Hitler Youth, & for the next five years his life was dominated by Nazi doctrine as the German occupation consumed the lives of the French. Ever observant, the precocious Ungerer recorded his impressions in drawings, paintings, & diary jottings from a remarkably young age. Thanks to his conscientious mother, most of these have survived to the present day & form the basis for this penetrating visual memoir. These astonishing documents describe the Nazi phenomenon up close, including specific characters & events, from a child's innocent but often discerning perspective. Lavishly illustrated with rare documents, photographs, pages from his diary, & his own unique drawings & paintings from the period, Tomi: A Childhood Under the Nazis is a new look at one of the darkest eras in human history.

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