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Grit Poppe (Author, Author)


Shut Away

Never give up! Escape from the youth detention centre. GDR, 1988: Anja’s mother applies for a departure permit to leave East Germany and is arrested by the secret police, the Stasi. The 14-year-old is placed in a youth detention centre under the administration of the Juvenile Welfare Department. Shocked by the high-handedness of the educators, the violence and the drill, Anja soon has only one thought in her mind: escape. But things get even worse…

A gripping novel about tyrannical treatment and violence at the youth detention centre in the GDR. Carefully researched by the author, who was herself a member of the “Democracy Now!” movement. With a glossary and chronicle of the regime change in the appendix.

  • Recommended age: 14 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7915-0143-7
  • Published: 19.08.2019
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Dressler Verlag

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Grit Poppe

Grit Poppe was born in the Baltic coastal town of Boltenhagen in 1964 and studied at the Leipzig Institute of Literature. From 1989-92, she was the business manager of the Brandenburg branch of the political movement Demokratie Jetzt (Democracy Now). Grit Poppe writes books for children and adults. She lives in Potsdam and has two children.

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