The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

By: Beer, Edith Hahn; Dworkin, Susan

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First edition. Remainder mark, general wear to page edges, faint smell of smoke.Jacket edges rubbed. 1999 Hard Cover. 305 pp. Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.Keywords: EDITH HAHN BEER SUSAN DWORKIN NAZI OFFICER WIFE HOW ONE JEWISH WOMAN SURVIVED HOLOCAUST GERMAN HISTORY GERMANY BIOGRAPHY WORLD WAR II WWII WW2

Title: The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

Author: Beer, Edith Hahn; Dworkin, Susan

Categories: European, Religious, Political, Military, Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Rob Weisbach Books / William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2200403