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The Nazi Officer's Wife By Edith Hahn Beer

The Nazi Officer's Wife
by Edith Hahn Beer

Edith Hahn was a law student in Vienna when her and her mother were forced into a ghetto. Here, she recalls a life of almost constant fear, including marriage to a Nazi party member who kept her identity secret, and hiding with her daughter while drunken Russian soldiers raped women in the streets.
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The Nazi Officer's Wife Summary


The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer

Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her and her mother into a ghetto, issuing them papers branded with a 'J'. Soon Edith was taken away to a labour camp and when she returned home after months away she found her mother had been deported. Her boyfriend, Pepi, proved too terrified to help her, but a Christian friend was not. Using the woman's identity papers, she fled to Munich. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi party member who fell in love with her and, despite her protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity secret. In this account, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells of German officials who casually questioned the lineage of her parents; of how when giving birth to her daughter, she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and of how, after her husband was captured by the Russian Army and sent to Siberia, Edith was bombed out of her house and had to hide at night with her daughter in a closet while drunken Russian soldiers raped women in the streets.

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About Edith Hahn Beer


Born in Vienna in 1914, Edith Hahn Beer now resides in Israel. She and Werner Vetter divorced in 1947. Her daughter Angela lives in London.

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The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer
Edith Hahn Beer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2000-03-02
320
0316848476
9780316848473
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