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Jugend auf der Landstrasse Berlin

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Lnerable boys are not the picturesue blond blue eyed gods the Nazis sought to portray their youth as They are social outsiders the type of people the Nazi s labeled Asoziale and persecutedHaffner in Blood Brothers deftly shows the absurdity of society demonizing those who steal in order to live their very lives he writes their live their very lives He writes Their and early infancy coincided with the war and the years after From the moment they took their first ncertain steps they were on their own Father was at the Front or already listed missing Mother was turning grenades or coughing her lungs out a few grams at a time in explosives factories The kids with their turnip bellies not even potato bellies were alw An engaging activist novel about delinuent teen boys growing p in 1930ish Berlin caught between the eually horrible options of life spent in a teen detention center and life on the streets It s a kind of muckraker novel life on the streets It s a kind of muckraker novel much subtle and nuanced than something like The Jungle The goal of the writer a social worker and journalist who wrote only this one novel was to open the readers eyes and create a bit of nderstanding and maybe even some empathy for the kids who may have
stolen your wallet and run into the night I found it really effective The narrative follows two teens not so much characters as expertly curated bundles of circumstances who bounce back and forth between institutions and the streets and gangs of Berlin Still their circumstances were so well described and realistically portrayed I found myself caring about what happened to them or at least the pligh A matter of fact and no nonsense account of teenage tearaways first published in 1932 and banned by the Nazi Party in 1933 for having the Where Poppies Grow un Ayran gumption to tell the tr. Ernst Haffner of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of World War II Told in starknsparing detail Haffner’s story delves into the illicit nderworld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power describing how these blo. A hyper realistic novel about life of street children in Berlin of the 30s Surviving on crime prostitution and temporary work that they manage to get HERE AND THERE THESE CHILDREN SEE and there these children see bottom of life s barrel from a very early age They have nothing at all but each other and together they help each other
hunger the cold and other till they get caught by the police sent to an institution or choose to leave the group which functions like an alternative family This is a powerful and accurate document against a society falling apart and the state institutions and services that fail to answer the needs of those fallen out of mainstream society Horrific to read at times yet also full of moments of human warmth and friendship Blood BrothersThe play Cabaret heavily informs modern perceptions of Weimar Germany We recall garter clad Liza Minnelli and elegant Joel Grey slinking their way through a decadent nderworld of sex and style It all seems so glamorous but the reality for most Germans at the time was colder duller and much miserableBlood Brothers a novel written by journalist Ernst Haffner in 1932 delves beneath the glossy veneer of Berlin nightlife to relate the story of a gang of German street boys on the eve of Hitler s rise to powerHaffner s writing is of the Neue Sachlichkeit or New Objectivity or realism which rejects romanticism He writes a collage of the exploits and exploitation of these boys in a non emotional journalistic style relying on facts to indict German society and social ineuality rather than the gang members In this his prose pairs well with the vitriolic caricatures of anti Nazi artist Georg Grosz a contemporary of Haffner s who left Germany for the US in 1933 Haffner s tough troubled vu. Originally published in 1932 and banned by the Nazis one year later Blood Brothers follows a gang of young boys bound together by nwritten rules and mutual loyalty Blood Brothers is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist.
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Uth about bad stuff the authorities did Following a cast of delinuents in their misadventures in the down and out Haffner s novel might seem tame to MODERN AUDIENCES DUE TO THE CENSORSHIP audiences due
the censorship if nflinching in descriptions of teenage prostitution and violence Making minor Design for Six Sigma use of over the shoulder third person narration to bring the reader closer to the minds of his protagonists Haffner fails at psychological depth but brings a social worker s passion and meticulous eye to an otherwiseite straightforward first and last novel A future as an important socially conscious voice erased by his disappearance in the 1940s Those Nazis This is a novel from the Otis Oldfield underside of the Weimar Republic less Isherwood than Alfred Doblin s Rainer Fassbinder s Berlin Alexanderplatz which is a prominent setting Ernst Haffner was a social worker and he wrotensparingly of what it was like to be a penniless adolescent in that society He seems to have seen and recorded it all flophouses reformatories without the reform prostitution both sides of the transaction violence with other gangs the criminal spiral The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! upward from pickpocketing to offenses serious enough to bring down the wrath of the police and just how hard a youth had to work to escape that milieu He did not blink patronize moralize write sunny endings seek to improve or recommend solutions The novel is not even an indictment of society just the good solid honest creation of real characters whose fates matter to the reader It is a tragedy that this was Haffner s only book Blood Brothers was suppressed by the Nazis always the sign of an interesting book Haffner himself disappeared into the maw of World War II and his fate was leftnrecorded even by Hitler s psychotic bureaucracy. Od brothers move from one petty crime to the next spending their nights in nderground bars and makeshift hostels struggling together to survive the harsh realities of gang life and finding in one another the legitimacy denied them by society. .