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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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    Irene E. Scallon Madison, Wisconsin 06-12-15
    Irene E. Scallon Madison, Wisconsin 06-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    I can't imagine what it was like for Edith and the life she led. Everything depended on her ability to lie---to be protected by the officer and then later betrayed by him in their marriage. Her ability to survive and go on living just amazed me. She is such a strong woman.

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    Vineeta Wadhwani 06-11-15
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    "Recommended to those who want to read about Jews"

    The book gave me an insight into the realities faced by Jews during Second World War. It's very moving and sad but recommend it to all who want to know about Jewish life during the world war.

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    Susan alameda, CA, United States 05-21-15
    Susan alameda, CA, United States 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So real so heartbreaking"

    Everyone should take the time to listen to or to read this book to understand what it was to live under Nazi Germany and Hitler and survive.

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    mlfarr 05-11-15
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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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    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
    Elke Duncan 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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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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