''Die Kinder aus Nr. 67'' is a German children's book series by Lisa Tetzner, written during TheThirties and TheForties.

# Erwin und Paul: The boys Erwin and Paul are good friends living in the eponymous house no. 67 in a poorer part of Berlin. Then, Paul's father loses his job during TheGreatDepression, making their life harder. Paul even resorts to stealing bread; Erwin who doesn't know is asked by the baker to catch the thief; when he finds out it's Paul, he decides to help him by getting him a job at the baker's. Later, the boys want to make their dream of their own football real.
# Das Mädchen aus dem Vorderhaus: The Jewish girl Miriam moves in with her aunt, owner of a masquerade store, and tries to fit in with the other kids. She doesn't have it easy, especially since some kids start to believe in the nazi propaganda. But things end well, Erwin becomes new leader of the gang, and later they organize a big block party (so to speak, for lack of a better term) to enable Paul's family to return to the house. [[note]]The owner of the house is so impressed by their efforts, he donates Paul's family's old apartment as a first prize for their lottery - for one year, rent is free![[/note]]
# Erwin kommt nach Schweden: ThoseWackyNazis have taken over. Erwin and his father (who, being a leftist, was imprisoned for some time) flee from Germany via France (where they meet Miriam and her aunt again) to Sweden. In Kiruna, Erwin and his new friend Mikolai have an adventure among the Sami, but then Erwin gets lost in the snow and barely survives. Fortunately, the co-workers of his father show some real solidarity and collect money, so Erwin's mother and two younger siblings can join them.
# Das Schiff ohne Hafen: Miriam and her aunt leave Europe, hoping to immigrate to Argentina. They're on a ship to South America, together with many other refugees from Central Europe, many of them stateless. But their hopes - like those of many other emigrants - are crushed since the Latin American states don't want too many immigrants, and some people find that their papers are invalid. Fortunately, the helpful Swiss boy Hans Suter who's a grandson of the captain, finds a country willing to take them in: Bolivia. [[spoiler:[[ShaggyDogStory Then, the ship sinks, and many people drown.]]]]
# Die Kinder auf der Insel: A handful of kids incl. Hans and Miriam from the former story try to survive on a tropical island in the Pacific.
# Mirjam in Amerika: After being saved from the island, Miriam and the other kids are brought to New York. The orphaned toddler Ruth gets adopted by a rich couple, but Miriam learns that they soon lose the interest in Ruth, so she, the older boy Macky "Mackenzie King" and the black boy Cimbalo try to get Ruth reunited with her father in Canada, a famous ophtalmologist. [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight In an not entirely legal way.]]
# War Paul schuldig?: Paul has stayed in Berlin and became a member of the Hitler Youth. When he becomes eligible for a prestigious career, and the other nazis suspect he's not that loyal, he tells them about a teacher of his, who listened to foreign radio stations. The teacher loses his job and has to work in a factory. Soon after, Paul's family dies in a bomb raid that also destroys house no. 67. Paul loses the will to fight for UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. Then, he meets the young Russian Sergey who could flee from a POW camp. They decide to go to Switzerland together, where they happen to run in Hans, Pascal and Lukas, who spent a part of the book fleeing from occupied France to Switzerland.
# Als ich wiederkam: Erwin and his friend Mikolai return to Germany, fighting for the British army. On the way home, he meets one childhood buddy who barely survived a concentration camp, and later in Berlin other members of his old gang.
# Der neue Bund: After the war, the various friends are coming together
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Mackenzie King" lived in a special city for troubled boys, where they have to work and form a real society among their own. He even became their president.
* ArtifactTitle: In the later books the kids aren't kids anymore, and house #67 was destroyed in the war.
* TheBigRottenApple: Miriam is impressed by Manhattan, but one sailor warns her that it's a coldhearted, sinful city.
* ABoyAndHisDog: Erwin takes Miriam's dog Piddel to Sweden. There, he also gets a reindeer. [[spoiler:Later, the dog will help to save his life.]]
* CircusBrat: Cimbalo.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: "Mackenzie King"
* EatTheDog: Paul and Sergey took the rabbits Ewi and Mi with them. Sergey has to kill them, since Paul can't do it.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Several titles.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: A magician who lives on their block and is quite secretive in general. But soon he reveals that he's from Saxony, [[GermanDialects as you can hear.]]
* FirstPersonPerspective: Miriam in #6, Erwin in #8.
* FrameStory: Book 6 is told from Miriam's perspective, book 8 from Erwin's.
* GirlsHaveCooties: When Miriam wants to join their gang, many boys are against her, thinking that all girls are oversensitive and want to do nothing but playing with baby dolls.
* GlamourFailure: A woman in #8 compares the story of [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany The Nazis]] to a FairyTale, where a man gets seduced by a witch, an elven queen (or so), thinks he lives like a king in a palace, only to discover one day that she used illusions and lies and he really lived on a garbage heap all the time and even ate garbage. "We have eaten garbage[[note]]the nazi propaganda[[/note]] all the time and found it delicious."
* HeroicBSOD: Erwin's father is shocked when he realizes that the iron ore he mines in Kiruna is also shipped to Germany - to make weapons.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Paul has a shellshocked, pacifist teacher. Peer pressure of the other Hitler boys makes him tell him off.
* ImportantHaircut: When Miriam disguises as "Joshua".
* InitiationCeremony: When the ship of the refugees crosses the equator. It involves the ship's cook disguised as Neptune, king of the ocean, and two passengers (a painter and an actress) as his daughters.
* InsistentTerminology: "Mackenzie King" wants to be called this, though Miriam suspects it's not his real name. Note: At this time, MackenzieKing was the real PM of Canada.
* IntrepidReporter: Looking for what happened to Ruth.
* IRejectYourReality: When Erwin returns to Berlin and meets Heiner and Willi, he tells them to face that Germany's defeated and Hitler is dead. This makes Heiner go crazy for a moment:
--> Heiner: ''He lives! He will return!''
* JerkAss: Heiner sometimes, and especially Willy. Later, they'll become active in the Hitler Youth.
* [[EvilCripple Jerkass Cripple]]: Bartel, who's hunchbacked and not too happy about it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mrs. Manasse, Miriam's aunt. She starts as a shrew who constantly criticizes the kids, but gets better.
* KarmaHoudini: Willy doesn't get punished for shooting Erwin and Heiner.
* KissingTheGround: Sergey, when he learns that they're safe in Switzerland.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Erwin has four of them.
* MistakenNationality: Miriam (she has a Polish last name, looks darker than the other kids, but is really German)
* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany: Establishes between books #2 and 3, ends in #8.
* TheNicknamer: Miriam invents Erwin's nickname, Sternenhimmel (starred sky), because he has so many freckles.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath:
** Bartel dies when he saves toddler Ruth from being bitten by a snake, which bites him instead. They try to save him, but it's too late.
** Willy shoots Erwin in book #8. Heiner shouts that Willy did it and gets killed by him. Erwin survives, but suffers.
* RoadApples: In TheSeries, the boys make a bit of money by collecting them and sell them as fertilizer.
* {{Robinsonade}}: #5
* TheSeries: Was made in Germany in 1979/80, based loosely on the first two books. It ends in a fight between Erwin and Paul (who joined the Hitler Youth) which wasn't in the book.
* SpellMyNameWithABlank: The US warship which saves the kids from the island. Miriam calls it in her story: "The four ****" (since the name shall stay secret).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Miriam or Mirjam? Willi or Willy? The series isn't totally consistent.
* StarvingArtist: A painter on the ship in #4. [[spoiler:She dies when the ship sinks.]]
* TwoferTokenMinority: Miriam is Jewish, mistaken for Polish, and wants to become member in a boy's gang.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Paul has named his two rabbits "Ewi" and "Mi", as a remembrance of his emigrated friends Erwin and Miriam. Also a case of in-universe GettingCrapPastTheRadar - mentioning that you consider emigrees your friends was dangerous in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
** In Kiruna, Erwin and Mikolai catch a reindeer and christen it "Ome", after a lost eskimo who ended up among the Lapps (Sami). And later, they meet the human Ome.

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