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.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $15 for an adult, $8 for a University Park student and $15 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.
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 Panels from the Sydney Jewish Museum will be on display at Eisenhower on the day of the show.The public is invited to participate in an intergenerational book discussion about the novel "Hitler’s Daughter" at 10 a.m.Initially the boys are excited about fighting and battles, but the view of war from Heidi’s perspective raises disturbing questions about genocide and children bearing responsibility for a parent’s guilt and vice versa.To the author’s credit, there are no easy answers given for this moral dilemma.As Anna's story progresses we realise that the girl is none other than Hitler's daughter, Heidi.Research task on Adolf Hitler that includes longer response questions on Hitler's treatment of the Jews and a question on whether the responder agrees with the character Mark that Hitler's behaviour was evil.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.French moves between modern times and WW2 to tell this story that begins with a group of children telling each other stories while they wait for their school bus each day.One day Anna begins a story about a secret girl, hidden away by her father during WW2.