Originally published in 1932 and banned by the Nazis one year later, Blood Brothers follows a gang of young boys bound together by unwritten rules and mutual loyalty.Blood Brothers is the only known novel by German social worker and journalist Ernst Haffner, of whom nearly all traces were lost during the course of World War II. Told in stark, unsparing detail, Haffner’s story delves into the illic...
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Other Press; 1st Edition edition (March 3, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 824480
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Blood Brothers paint a picture of the seemier side of the Weimar Republic in 1930 or so. This is not the Berlin of the Kufurstendamm with it's elegant clubs and theatres nor the middle class Berlin. This is the gritty Berlin of the slums, unemploymen...
ld of Berlin on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power, describing how these blood brothers move from one petty crime to the next, spending their nights in underground 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.