Hitler and his Nazi party took over Germany in the early 30's. Adolf Hitler had millions of innocent people killed including children, forcing many of the children to go into hiding. They targeted any person who was not the “master race”. They sent these people to ghettos or concentration camps; sometimes they would send them to both. The families that had not been captured had seen their neighbors and friends taken away by the Nazis and they feared for their lives. Many of them hid their children in other homes or in Christian institutions. Other children had to fend for themselves in the forest surviving day by day with the fear of execution hanging over them.