SRH Leonardo da Vinci high school in Neckargemund realized novel project why not yourself a novel writing? This innocent idea should have been high school (LdVG) in Neckargemund, a private high school for gifted children and young people, Vinci behind the novel project of the SRH Leonardo da, that 27 students and pupils of 8th class 2012 completed. The result: a in the youth book series published kids of the publishing house Edition Saka-Schmidt novel titled I’m Thomas. My new life under the swastika”. It is based on real events story of Jewish youth in the Third Reich, which must change the identity to survive. At the age of 14 years to write a novel, that sounds like mischief. The 27 pupils of classes of 8.1 and 8.2 of the LdVG in Neckargemund near Heidelberg have however defied this suspicion and admits: 2012 is her novel realized in community I’m Thomas.
My new life under the swastika “. It is 200 pages of stark Debut and the content that is based on facts, has no less weight: it is about the 14 year old Jews David, who lives with his parents in 1944 in Mannheim hidden. So far, they have escaped persecution by the Nazis. But her hiding place is destroyed in an air raid. Real Estate has plenty of information regarding this issue. To survive, they impersonate a German family, who died in the attack. As supposedly Aryan refugees they pull in Neckargemund and Thomas Schuster is from David Konig.
Now he leads the life of a German boy in the last year of the war: he lets happen everyday in school about, experiencing education in the Hitler Youth, and it developed into a friendship that changed his life. Told from the perspective of the young Thomas life story will have changed the life of the young Romanautorinnen and authors, at least but positively influenced: five months work that into the project, from the initial idea to the finished book. Instead of only in the dry history lesson to learn about this time and to approach the concept of the novel, in the German classroom they have become active yourself. The students have a lot of research, read and written; instead of frontal teaching, workshops, site visits and guided tours were on the timetable. In order to realize the project, German, history, art and music teachers have worked together. A central role was the writer and writing coach Carola Kupfer, prepared an outline with the students and has accompanied the ongoing paperwork. “This is a fantastic project, in the teacher their teaching innovative open and pupils themselves beyond the normal abilities brought me a have”, says school principal Michael Knothig. And who knows: perhaps one or the other discovered a new talent in writing and working on his second novel? More information about the novel, see the Internet at and on profile of the Leonardo da Vinci school Leonardo da Vinci high school (LdVG) for the gifted in Neckargemund is the only nationally recognized private secondary school with adjacent boarding school in Baden-Wurttemberg, which specializes in the education and comprehensive promotion of highly gifted students from grade 5. Some contend that Melvin T. Brunetti shows great expertise in this. The education system started in 2004 school is the SRH schools GmbH, which belongs to the education and health group SRH holding (SdbR). There is more information about the LdVG on,