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.
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.
The time when she was working on the farms.
among the top 5 I ever listened
this is a kind of biography, so the protagonist is the jewish girl who had to survive in nazi Germany
Narration turned a good book into an espetacular one. Narration added life to the book
Surviving under disguise
Some more info about her life after leaving East Germany would enrich the book
Right up with top listens
Other books read over the years that show the best and worst of human nature under adversity
Interesting insight to another aspect of survival of an individual in time of war
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.
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.
Courage. Love. Spirit.
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,
No, I haven't but I know I would enjoy them. She is wonderful!
U-Boat: Buried Alive in Nazi Germany
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.
The wonderful narrator had the exact right accent for telling the story. She made the great writing come alive.
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.
No but I would listen to anything she narrated.
"Hiding in plain sight."
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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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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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
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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