Chocolate Cake with Hitler

  • Emma Craigie
  • Allen & Unwin
  • 23/2/2010
  • ISBN: 9781906021894

RRP: $16.99 (Inc. GST)


A ficitionalised account of the remarkable story of Helga Goebbels, daughter of the Nazi Party’s head of propaganda, who spent the last ten days of her life cooped up in a bunker in Berlin with Adolf Hitler. As defeat closes in on the Germans, life in Hitler’s bunker becomes increasingly fraught for the children staying there as well as the adults. There’s chocolate cake every day for tea with Uncle Fuhrer, but Helga Goebbels cannot help noticing that all is not well among the grown-ups. Her parents grow more and more tense, the bunker grows daily more empty and, as even the soldiers who have been guarding them take their leave, 12-year-old Helga is faced with a terrible truth. Perhaps her perfect childhood has not been all that it seemed.

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