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The Nazi Officer's Wife Audiobook

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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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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    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.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    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!

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel United States 09-29-05
    Rachel United States 09-29-05 Member Since 2005
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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.

    8 of 8 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 2013

    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.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Ira Jamaica Plain, MA, USA 10-25-05
    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).

    21 of 23 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 2013
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    "The Nazi Officer's Wife delivers"

    Riveting story. Well told and well narrated.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 11-24-12
    Jan 11-24-12 Member Since 2011

    Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "Do not miss this book... it is a jewel..."

    "Thank you Edith for sitting down and telling us your story." Barbara Rosenblat channeled her so well, I forgot there was anyone but Edith... talking... perhaps as to her mother. I never wanted it to end. Not as dark as "Night," which made me cry, but just as intense. Simply could not put it down and not sure I was breathing though the last third.

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    Starlet San Carlos, CA, United States 01-09-11
    Starlet San Carlos, CA, United States 01-09-11 Member Since 2015
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    "A Wonderfully True Story"

    I loved this book -- to imagine that this woman, Edith Hahn Beer , was able to tell her story is just incredible. It does not matter if you are interested in this genre of literature; it is a wonderful story of survival in the most graceful way I have read in any other book. A story of family, friends, despair, hope -- all of the ingredients for a good novel -- yet it is non fiction. Just to think that there could be so many more stories like this written -- and there are! Thanks to Audible.com, I am able to listen to all of them. (I am working on it, anyway, interspersed with other favorite subject matters).

    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 2013
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    "entertaining"

    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.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 09-18-13
    Sara 09-18-13

    Say something about yourself!

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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.

    28 of 32 people found this review helpful

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