Katitzi Z-1234

Katarina Taikon

Original Title
Katitzi Z-1234
Published
Natur & Kultur, 2017
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
122
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Katitzi Z-1234

Katarina Taikon

-Do I scare you Katitzi? I’m not sure I should tell you this.

Zoni scratched Swing behind the ears.

-If you were able to get through it, then I should be able to to listen to it.

Katitzi has started school again after her and Lump-Nicke’s failed escape attempt. Her brother Paul has promised to help Lump-Nicke with employment and housing. Around 50 people live In the camp at Tanto Street now. Katitzi wonders why Zoni, who is grown up, is sitting there crying. Zoni tells her how she was treated before she fled to Sweden, how the Nazis tagged them like cattle, before they were taken to Auschwitz. Katitzi gets so upset that she decides that she wants a Z on her arm too.

Author and human rights activist Katarina Taikon wrote 13 books about the young Romani girl Katitzi and her family, between 1969 and 1980. The stories depict questions of injustice, ignorance and exclusion through the eyes of a child. The books about Katitzi have been loved by generations of readers and are now published in new editions, carefully revised by writer and journalist Lawen Mohtadi in collaboration with Katarina Taikon’s daughter Angelica Ström

The Katitzi series:

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