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The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust | [Edith Hahn Beer, Susan Dworkin]

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

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, so she went underground.
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Publisher's Summary

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, so she went underground.

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 secret.

©1999 Pritchards Trustees Ltd. as Trustee of the Edith Hahn Trust. All Rights Reserved.; (P)2003 Jewish Contemporary Classics, Inc.

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    Sara USA 09-18-13
    Sara USA 09-18-13

    No plot spoilers please!

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    I felt engaged by this book as I listened but I was left with a sense of sadness when the story was over. Survival at any cost is hard to do and very hard to hear about.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 02-05-06
    Catherine 02-05-06
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    "An Amazing Story & Narration"

    I felt as if I was sitting across the table from Edith listening to her relive her story with all of its emotion, stress, and fear. I had read excellent reviews of the book and am so glad that I listened to it instead of read it. The narrator made each character's voice so true and unique. Each sigh and pause was perfect. I could hardly stop listening.

    You will not be disappointed!

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Highland Park, IL, USA 11-28-05
    Paul Highland Park, IL, USA 11-28-05
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    "Stunning, Compelling"

    Here is the story of a young Jewish woman from Vienna who, by what might well be divine intervention, survives the Holocaust as a "U-Boat," a term the author describes as living openly in Nazi-occupied Europe with no one knowing you're Jewish. She marries a German officer and Nazi party member. She survives the war, but this is still a life filled with very sad, and indeed tragic events. A compelling read: Once you start this audio book, you won't want to pause or stop it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel United States 09-29-05
    Rachel United States 09-29-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Must read"

    Wonderful read. What a brave women Edith was!!!!She is truely one of the unspoken heros of her day. We need books like this so we remember.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ella toronto,, Ontario, Canada 10-29-06
    Ella toronto,, Ontario, Canada 10-29-06 Member Since 2005

    Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.

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    "Thought Provoking"

    The story of Edith Hahn Beer is just one of thousands of stories of survival that came out of the holocaust. Each story is one of courage, intelligence and luck. Edith's story is no exception. She did everything she had to do to survive and we are all lucky enough to be able to learn and be inspired by the incredible actions of this woman. The narration was exceptional, Barbara Rosenblat really made Edith come to life. As you listen, you feel her fear and her pain. An excellent listen.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Ira Jamaica Plain, MA, USA 10-25-05
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    "Amazing, compelling story"

    This is one of those books that you wish would never, ever end. Narrated beautifully, you think the narrator is telling you a story just to you. Do yourself a favor: download this book. You'll thank me. (By the way, this is the only book I've downloaded that I felt compelled to review).

    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn Bellevue, WA, USA 08-21-05
    Marilyn Bellevue, WA, USA 08-21-05 Member Since 2001
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    "The Nazi Officer's Wife delivers"

    Riveting story. Well told and well narrated.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Autumn Marina, CA, United States 09-15-08
    Autumn Marina, CA, United States 09-15-08 Member Since 2004
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    This was worth every penny. An excellent story of bravery and survival. If you like this, you might also like Flory- a tale of another young woman who survives the brutality of the Nazi regime. Audible also sells this title.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Caralyn Caldwell. NJ 09-12-05
    Caralyn Caldwell. NJ 09-12-05 Member Since 2001

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    "Amazing"

    Excellent narrator, heart wrenching tale. Tank you Mrs. Hahn Beer for sharing your story, so none of will forget...

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    Melinda Phoenix, AZ, USA 08-23-05
    Melinda Phoenix, AZ, USA 08-23-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Beautiful story"

    Well narrated, fascinating story from a woman's point of view. Educational and inspiring.

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    I found this book to be very interesting, well written and well narrated. Definately worth a read.

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  • Allison
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    "amazing life"

    this audiobook is simply fantastic,feel the fear,its a wonder she kept saine,fabulous story-had to listen to it in a few sittings

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    St Margarets at Cliffe, United Kingdom
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    "Compelling"

    Kept me gripped from start to finish, informative, distressing, inspiring.... all aspects are covered here. Life and people can be so cruel, and survival is the strongest instinct of all. Makes me want to get a hard copy to read and study.

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  • Helen
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    "An Ordinary Perspective"

    Brilliantly written and narrated, from start to finish this one is very difficult to turn off, there were many times where I found myself thinking I'd just listen to a little bit more but ended up still there over an hour later. An ordinary first hand world war two account written from a housewife's perspective, no colourful or exaggerative language, just an honest real account of how it was to live through those years. At times thrilling, totally enthralling, a love story, family bonds explored, a mothers love from different sides, cruelty, passion, extreme fear, living a physical lie at the same time as another life still very much embedded on the soul, sheer determination and survival, above all hope, this book has it all and definitely well worth downloading.

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