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.
I grabbed this one as a last second deal, and glad I did. The fact that it's a true story made it worthwhile. Just to get the perspective of an educated Jewish woman during the war was eyeopening, especially for a non-Jew.
This is one of the most memorable books that I have downloaded from Audible (and I have downloaded over 250 books). The Narrator was outstanding. I recommend this to anyone.
I got this book randomly on a sale because the reviews were good, but I was expecting such a HUGE downer of a book. I was wrong. While the story IS incredibly sad (what stories in this genre are not?), I felt the strength of Edith Hahn Beer deep in my soul and it carried me through. The areas that made me tear had nothing to do with the sad moments of the book, but instead with the moments of a random strangers kindness during such horrible times.
It was refreshing to hear the story of what the Jewish who were not imprisoned in a concentration camp had to go through. As was hearing what your average German citizen who had NOTHING to do with the Nazi party had to experience as well. The propaganda fed to them, the fear and rationing they experienced with great sadness all around them.
The narrator was EXCELLENT! A perfect fit for this book and really made you feel she was the true voice of Edith.
I HIGHLY recommend this book. I can't say enough good things about it. Just read it... don't pass it up!
Such a brave and courageous woman, her story is amazing! The narrator is excellent. It was like sitting in the same room with her and she was speaking only to me.
This unusual autobiography is quite a twist on the sordid tales of the Jews of WW2. The narrator made Edith come alive - and for a short time I was certain the author herself was reading this. I had to go check and found that she was none other than Barbara Rosenblat, the reigning mistress of audio book dialects. She is an amazing performer, and this was a stunner of a story. The combination is worth your time.
amazing story and an eye opener into the reality of hiding in germany during the war. the narrator was great also. would like to read more of these contemporary jewish books "series"
This story is as riveting as fiction. Rosenblat's narration is exceptional. I recommend this book to everyone! It is one of the best I've ever heard!
This book was recommended to me by a friend. It was well read. But, there were several parts that were just too slow for me. However..since it is a true story it also serves as a good history lesson. It certainly was a terrible period in our time.
This book was too gruesome. What makes that even worse is that you know the events are real. I couldn't listen for very long.
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