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The Nazi Officer's Wife Audiobook

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

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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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    mlfarr 05-11-15
    mlfarr 05-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great reminder. Great courage!"

    Hard to believe what people went through during those horrible years. We must always be aware of where truth comes from.

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    E. Pearson Idaho 05-01-15
    E. Pearson Idaho 05-01-15 Member Since 2008

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    "A Definite Must"

    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.

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    Elke Duncan 04-30-15
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    "A great memoir"

    Well narrated and believable characters. Enjoyable! A great story of war time Germany and the plight of Jews at that time.

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    valia 04-05-15
    valia 04-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Extraordinary"

    Written and told so well, I could not put it down!!
    I know you will say the same please read this book!

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    David 03-01-15
    David 03-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Edith Hahn Beer is a Heroin"
    If you could sum up The Nazi Officer's Wife in three words, what would they be?

    Enthralling, compelling and a must read to truly understand the will to survive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Nazi Officer's Wife?

    Edith's ability to fool the Nazi's with her false papers


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I would of liked to learn more of Edith's life from after the war and her tribulations of moving to England and Israel.

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    S. Shelton 02-19-15
    S. Shelton 02-19-15

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    "Survival when death is the norm"

    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.

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    BHChieftain 02-04-15
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    "Compelling first hand story of survival"

    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.

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    C A Hansen 10-07-14
    C A Hansen 10-07-14
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    ". Edith's true story is captivating!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Nazi Officer's Wife the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Nazi Officer's Wife?

    When Edith became Greta.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Edith


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The true story of courage and perseverance. Living as a "U-boat" in Nazi Germany.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for the history lesson. My mind still has trouble with this horrible truth.

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    Robert L. Boucher GRAND COULEE, WA, US 08-20-14
    Robert L. Boucher GRAND COULEE, WA, US 08-20-14
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    "A good an interesting account"
    What did you love best about The Nazi Officer's Wife?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Nazi Officer's Wife?

    The time when she was working on the farms.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    The Wife.


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    Marcelo Sao Paulo, Brazil 06-30-14
    Marcelo Sao Paulo, Brazil 06-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "very interesting book! I could not stop listenning"
    Where does The Nazi Officer's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    among the top 5 I ever listened


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    this is a kind of biography, so the protagonist is the jewish girl who had to survive in nazi Germany


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narration turned a good book into an espetacular one. Narration added life to the book


    If you could rename The Nazi Officer's Wife, what would you call it?

    Surviving under disguise


    Any additional comments?

    Some more info about her life after leaving East Germany would enrich the book

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