By Elisabeth Reuter Illustrated by: Elisabeth Reuter 8.5"x10" (28 Pages)Ages 4-7, 8-11 Publisher: Pitspopany, 1995
A perfect introduction for children to "Kristallnacht" (the night of the broken glass) and the Holocaust. Lisa and Judith, one German and the other Jewish, are best friends, until the Nazi propaganda machine at school declares that "Jews cause all the problems in Germany!"
Elisabeth Reuter is an award-winning German author of children's books. She suffered the pain and humiliation of the heroine in the story when she too lost her best friend during the days of Nazi persecution. Best Friends became a runaway success in Germany, and has been translated into half a dozen languages.