The black brothers, originally known as Die ShwarzenBrüders, is an infamous children’s story written by Lisa Tezner, a German writer. Since 1941 when the book was first published, it has managed to gain notoriety throughout different countries around the world. After the book, there eventually came a movie, and a short animated series based on the book, adding further to the notoriety of the original work. If you are interested in watching or reviewing the original movie, you can visit moviemeter.nl. Interestingly enough, the author was moved by the story of the drowning of 30 chimney sweepers that were children that were sold and being sailed off to Milan.
The story centers around Giorgio, a poor son of a farmer that was living in a small village situated in the mountains known as Sonogno in Switzerland. Giorgo’s family ran into hard times when his mother broke her leg and they were not able to afford her treatment. This is where Antonio Luini brought him off from his parents and took him to Milan to work as a chimney sweeper. This is where the boy ran into other boys that were in a similar situation as him, including Alfredo. The boat in this story capsized and a lot of the boys drowned. The few that were left were sent to different houses in Milan to work as a chimney sweep.
Once in Milan, things start getting even more difficult for Giorgio as he struggled with abuse, poverty, malnutrition, and of course the dreaded health hazards that come with being a chimney sweep. Other young chimney sweepers along with Giorgio were in a group known as the Black Brothers, and this is where the title comes from. The story is a riveting one and some scenes will touch the heart of any reader.