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by Linda Schubert

Berlin had been safe for Anita Powitzer for as long as she could remember. But when Hitler came to power, everything changed. Now policemen harmed instead of helped, and Anita couldn’t even talk to her best friend. Flung from her secure childhood into a fearful world, she and her family had to find a way to flee Berlin before it was too late. It was risky, and Anita had to be separated from her loved ones, but this was the only way out. Alone in a country with a language she didn’t understand, staying with people she had never met, Anita had to wait and hope her parents could join her. Would she and her family be safe?

A journey fraught with danger from Germany to Great Britain, and finally to America, this is the true story of one Jewish family’s escape from Nazi Berlin.

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Meet the Author

Linda Schubert has been an early childhood and special education teacher for over three decades. She and her husband, Mitchell, have three grown children and three grandchildren. Originally from New York, they now live in Richmond, Virginia.

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Formats: Paperback, E-book

Pages: 88

ISBN PB: 978-0-9838264-8-4

ISBN EB: 978-1-947860-07-0

Release Date: 02/01/2012


“When Linda Schubert weaves her mother’s tale of survival and hope, my students hang onto her every word. They come away with such a positive message: we are all the same; it is who you are on the inside that counts.” —Laura Ambrogi, Elementary School Reading Specialist, St. Christophers School, Richmond, Virginia

Danger on My Doorstep provides a profound look into the life of a child during the terrifying years of Hitler’s rise to power. It is the poignant story of a real, relatable, flesh and blood child who lived with love, safety, fear, compassion, and resilience.” —Kate M. Cassada, Ed.D, former middle school teacher and principal; university instructor and program coordinator for educational leadership development

Danger on My Doorstep is an informational and inspirational chapter book written for independent readers of all ages. Based on a true story, it uses pieces of history to teach lessons for today. The author teaches us compassion, tolerance, and acceptance. You will be thinking about Anita and her story long after you have finished reading.” —Kathryn Starke, literacy specialist/CEO, Creative Minds Publications

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