When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

About the Film

In this gentle, family drama based on a true story, a German-Jewish girl takes her first steps into adulthood, as world events intrude on her happy, carefree existence. Nine-year-old Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father suddenly vanishes, and the family is secretly hurried out of Germany, Anna begins to understand life will never be the same. What follows is a courageous adventure full of fear and uncertainty, as Anna and her family navigate unfamiliar lands, and cope with the challenges of being refugees.

Film Details


​Caroline Link


Running Time

119 minutes

Drama based on a true


Germany, Switzerland, France


German with English Subtitles​


Beta Cinema

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Begins Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 7:00 pm

The film can be viewed anytime until Thursday. August 20, 2020 I 7:00 pm

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Book author, Judith Kerr escaped from Hitler's Germany with her parents and brother in 1933 when she was nine years old. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936. Judith went to eleven different schools, worked in the Red Cross during the war, and won a scholarship to the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1945. Since then she has worked as an artist, a BBC television scriptwriter and, for the past thirty years, as author and illustrator of children's books. Her three autobiographical novels (including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit) are based on her early wandering years, her adolescence in London during the war.