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

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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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    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 2013
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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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    Mark 32 Glenburgh Drive GOLDEN BAY WA 6174 11-26-12
    Mark 32 Glenburgh Drive GOLDEN BAY WA 6174 11-26-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Powerful story of a determined spirit"

    A young woman who refused to be beaten by the Nazi regime and all that it stood for. An amazing story narrated in such a wonderful way that i found myself cheering for Edith and yet at the same time full of sorrow that anyone should have to go through what she and many other's had to just to survive.

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    Linda 11-04-12
    Linda 11-04-12 Member Since 2016

    My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!

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    "Incredible Story, Incredible Narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Nazi Officer's Wife to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version.


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

    The Book Thief because of the subject matter I suppose.


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

    I have not listened to her other performances but would highly recommend this narrator. I felt like I was sitting at the kitchen table with her totally enraptured by her story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme reactions? Revulsion at the cruelty, relief at some of the kindnesses, I laughed out loud and I was frustrated too. Great book.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Audible!

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    Stephanie COLUMBUS, OH, United States 09-13-12
    Stephanie COLUMBUS, OH, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible story, incredible performance"
    What made the experience of listening to The Nazi Officer's Wife the most enjoyable?

    The performer was amazing. It was like listening to a speaker at Temple. The story was incredible and well written.


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

    This is a stretch, but if you like memoirs listen to "In the water they can't see you cry" by Amanda Beard.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I am not sure that I had a favorite scene. I enjoyed how she always seemed to remember her Jewish identity.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Nazi Officer's Wife and why?

    I think Edith was the most memorable character. She was a smart, independent and intelligent woman.


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    Anna 08-06-12
    Anna 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic Read!"

    This was a wonderful book. I thought the character description was great and the narrator did a fantastic job bringing the story to life.

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    Casey Rosemount, MN, United States 06-11-12
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    "Awesome listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely a great way to spend some time! Loved the whole package, story, and narrator!


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    Ms Editor 05-01-12
    Ms Editor 05-01-12
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    "Average is all aspects"

    I was tempted to stop listening at times. It's a common story for the time; I was looking a "specialness" that I didn't find. She was an educated woman and a judge. Impressive. Otherwise, it's an often-told story of a Jew passing as a gentile to ride out that awful period of history.

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    orengineer 04-30-12
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    "Captivating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was a different and fascinating look at life under that Hilter regime.


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

    Even though it is an autobiography, it reads much like a "thriller"


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

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but I usually listen to audiobooks while running and I found myself spending extra time walking at the end of my run so that I could listen longer.


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