When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Based on the award-winning novel by Judith Kerr, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit tells the story of one family’s successful efforts of escaping Germany and living as refugees, first in Switzerland, then in Paris, and finally in London. Told through the eyes of the precocious nine-year-old Anna, the exquisitely rendered film allows us to observe her carefree nature evolve into a more mature outlook on life. Still, she and her brother Max look for adventure at every turn, and her relationship with her father (the famous German theatre critic Alfred Kerr) reveals a special bond. Directed by Academy-Award winning director Caroline Link, the film, like the book, is destined to become a classic.

Sponsored by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

Official Selection – New York Jewish Film Festival

A pre-recorded panel discussion with Lauren Bairnsfather, Rosamaria Christello, and others accompanies this screening.

Available for viewing April 23 – May 2 in PA, WV, and OH only.

The film and panel discussion are also available for students and teachers through Film Pittsburgh’s Teen Screen program. For more information, email

Watch the trailer below:

Director:Caroline Link
Length:119 minutes
Language:Germanwith English subtitles