A young German boy recounts the fate of his best friend, a Jew, during the Nazi regime in this tragic story of a Jewish boy in Germany during the 1930s. His best friend thought Friedrich was lucky. His family had a good home and enough money, and in Germany in the early 1930s, many were unemployed.

But when Hitler came to power, things began to change. Friedrich was expelled from school, and then his mother died and his father was deported… for Friedrich was Jewish. This book is one that shows in compelling fashion how sentiments in Germany gradually shifted toward hatred and persecution of the Jewish people. It demonstrates that the changes did not all occur at once, showing why many Germans turned a blind-eye to the happenings around them and why the Jews were lulled into a sense that things couldn’t possibly get any worse… until it was too late.