When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, May 21 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, May 21 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, May 23 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 26 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 26 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:119 minutes
Production Country:Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Original Language:German, Swiss German, French, English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Caroline Link
Cast:Riva Krymalowski
Marinus Hohmann
Carla Juri


Academy Award-winner Caroline Link adapted Judith Kerr’s bestseller “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” — a true story about parting, family cohesion, and optimism — for the screen.

The film tells the story of one family’s daring escape from the Third Reich.

Imagine if your country began to change. Imagine if it became dangerous for some people to live in your country. Imagine if one of those people was your own father. That is the situation Anna faces in 1933 Berlin.

Anna is only nine years old when her life changes from the ground up. To escape the Nazis, her father Arthur Kemper, a well-known Jewish journalist, has to flee to Zurich. His family, Anna, her twelve-year-old brother Max and her mother Dorothea, follow him shortly thereafter. Anna has to leave everything behind, including her beloved pink rabbit, and to face a new life full of challenges and privations abroad.

From now on, Anna lives in exile. She does not speak the local language or know the customs. She misses her friends and loved ones. Her family is running out of money and fears xenophobia.

Eventually, Anna grows up, finds new friends, and learns to take responsibility. When her family must move away once again, she is certain she can do anything.

“Judith Kerr’s book brought touchingly to life.” — The Times