I have certainly read many accounts of the holocaust years. Sometimes I have thought I should be finished reading them, because the story has been told now, and it may not be healthy for me to dwell upon it time after time. But The Officer's Wife" has taught me that the story must be to told again and again. Itis as rich as the multitude of people who experienced it. I learned a great deal from the telling of this participant. I learned the heroic efforts of both victims and members of the dominant population. I learned how greatly small and seemingly meaningless efforts of kindness affect the world ever after. I am grateful for the insights conveyed by reading of this narrator and those who brought us the story.
Enthralling, compelling and a must read to truly understand the will to survive
Edith's ability to fool the Nazi's with her false papers
Barbara beings Edith to life and she possess the skills to bring all the other characters to the same level. Her voice make you think you are listening to a first hand account.
I would of liked to learn more of Edith's life from after the war and her tribulations of moving to England and Israel.
Oh my goodness. What a story! The extent of what humans will do to survive, an assumed life, foregoing all friends and family just . to . stay . alive . . . years of daily terror and the dangerous way of life that includes pretending to be someone you are not and playing the part not just daily but for years on end.
Edith Beer gives a stunning account of life in Austria and Germany as a Jew trying to survive during WWII. Every listener will be affected by her story.
It is really a lesson in history. What it really was like to live in Germany at the time of the Holocaust. The narrator is wonderful and keeps your interest going. You can't help but shed a few tears along the way for all the people who suffered loss of family and property at the hands of the Nazis.
When Edith became Greta.
The true story of courage and perseverance. Living as a "U-boat" in Nazi Germany.
Thanks for the history lesson. My mind still has trouble with this horrible truth.
It was interesting to visualize civilian interaction during the war. I was a short time in combat in Germany and always wondered about what went on in families and about the Jewish relationships. After the war I saw some of the situation and wondered about those same people living there. The book helped me to fill in on what happend so long ago.
The time when she was working on the farms.
among the top 5 I ever listened
this is a kind of biography, so the protagonist is the jewish girl who had to survive in nazi Germany
Narration turned a good book into an espetacular one. Narration added life to the book
Surviving under disguise
Some more info about her life after leaving East Germany would enrich the book