Hitler’s Daughter poses powerful questions and examines moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices in a fresh, compelling light. Jackie French is an award-winning Australian author who has written over 140 books and won more than 60 national and international awards.
She’s one of Australia’s most popular authors and Hitler’s Daughter is one of her most critically acclaimed books. Award, a Semi Grand Prix Japan Award and is listed as a blue-ribbon book in the USA.
In this intriguing story of what-if by an award-winning Australian writer, friends wait for their school bus during weeks of incessant rains as they listen to Anna relate the tale of Heidi, Hitler’s young daughter.
While it starts as part of a storytelling game, Anna’s story takes on a compelling life as details of Heidi’s very privileged, very isolated life unfold.
State High culinary arts students will provide refreshments.
To register and obtain the handout — "Exploring the Holocaust: An Intergenerational Conversation About Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace" — contact Medora Ebersole at [email protected] March 1.With sufficient interest, a follow-up discussion will be scheduled.The Butterfly Project display, a collaboration between Penn State Hillel students and the fifth- and sixth-grade classes at State College’s Congregation Brit Shalom, is on exhibit at the Penn State Pasquerilla Spiritual Center main lobby through March 18. Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring the show’s cast members, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the March 17 performance and is free for ticket holders. Photos of "Hitler’s Daughter" for media use are available to download at Heidi survives the bunker in the closing days of WWII, sees her governess desert her, and joins a family who emigrate to Australia.Astute readers will realize well before the end that Anna’s story is not a made-up tale. A fresh, well-told, and sobering story that needs a wide readership. Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are for an adult, for a University Park student and for a person 18 and younger. Saturdays), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (11 a.m. weekdays when Penn State classes are in session) and Bryce Jordan Center (10 a.m. Based on a novel by Jackie French, "Hitler’s Daughter" tells the tale of four children: Mark, Ben, Anna and Tracey.Tickets are available online at or by phone at 814-863-0255 and 800-ARTS-TIX. As the friends wait for the school bus on a stormy morning, Anna tells the imagined tale of Heidi, the disfigured daughter of Adolph Hitler, who is caught in the chaos of World War II and hidden out of shame by her infamous father.March 12, in State College Area High School South Building.The 90-minute discussion is a collaboration among State High English students, the Penn State Intergenerational Program (rooted in Penn State Extension) and the Centre County Office of Aging.Would Mark have acted differently in Heidi’s place?The play reaches its climax with the bombing of Berlin, the fall of the Third Reich and the loss of Heidi’s innocence. “The journey was spellbinding,” wrote a reviewer for The Gladstone Observer. deft and poignant,” noted a critic for the Launceston Review.