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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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    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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    Anne 11-08-13
    Anne 11-08-13
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    "Amazing insight"
    Where does The Nazi Officer's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up with top listens


    What other book might you compare The Nazi Officer's Wife to and why?

    Other books read over the years that show the best and worst of human nature under adversity


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

    All characters


    Any additional comments?

    Interesting insight to another aspect of survival of an individual in time of war

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    Nely Satner Chicago, IL 08-28-13
    Nely Satner Chicago, IL 08-28-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Only if you have nothing else to read"

    Began slow, ended slow. A reviewer said she, or he, could not put it down. Not true. Went through the first few chapters, and simply narrating.

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    Crystal Angier, NC, United States 07-29-13
    Crystal Angier, NC, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narrator"

    I have read The Nazi Officer's Wife before, even though it was my second time, I enjoyed it immensely. I think what made this reading of the book so special for me was the narrator. I would have thought it was Edith Hahn Beer reading it had I not seen that Barbara Rosenblat narrated it.

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    Danielle O'Donnell Warren, OH United States 07-11-13
    Danielle O'Donnell Warren, OH United States 07-11-13

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    "My heart leapt and cried for Edith!"
    If you could sum up The Nazi Officer's Wife in three words, what would they be?

    Courage. Love. Spirit.


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

    Edith listens to the radio BBC Thomas Mann. He tells about the extermination camp and Edith is unable to wrap her mind around all of the horror. She comes to understand the true understanding of "U-Boat", about living undercover with the Nazis,


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't but I know I would enjoy them. She is wonderful!


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

    U-Boat: Buried Alive in Nazi Germany


    Any additional comments?

    A fascinating story from beginning to end of a woman who was stronger than even SHE knew she was, more modern than she knew she was. An inspiration to women of all ages, creeds, and colors.

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    Gary Ocoee, FL, United States 05-18-13
    Gary Ocoee, FL, United States 05-18-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Story; Incredible Narration"
    What did you love best about The Nazi Officer's Wife?

    The wonderful narrator had the exact right accent for telling the story. She made the great writing come alive.


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

    The entire part about working in the German factory and all the characters involved. I was unaware that so many Jews hid in plain sight.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I would listen to anything she narrated.


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

    "Hiding in plain sight."


    Any additional comments?

    Not the usual WW2 take but a story of a true survivor who transformed herself into a character she had to play to perfection 24/7. Think of the best Meryl Streep performance you ever seen and try and think she had to be in character every second of every day for over 3 years.

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    Miriam Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-12-13
    Miriam Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2013

    Likes books and reading/listening

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    "Rosenblat is a wonderful lector"

    Amazing read. A very important part of the holocaust canon of memoir. I'm always amazed by the resourcefulness and bravery so many people used to get by and to periodically help others manage somehow.

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    Simone 03-04-13
    Simone 03-04-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent!"

    Many people think stories (true or fictional) set in 1930s and 40s Europe are too heavy and too depressing to read. Not for me! I find them remarkable, inspiring and compelling. I’ve never once not been impressed by first-hand recollections and inspiring tales of life in those times.

    The true story of Edith Hahn is no exception – it had me glued from start to finish

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    suzanne New York, NY, United States 12-09-12
    suzanne New York, NY, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I was hoping for something better"

    It is an interesting story buit not as amazing as I had hoped I love this period in history but her story did not grab me

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