The Nazi Officer S Wife

Author: Edith H. Beer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062190040
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 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 and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, 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 a secret. In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street. Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.

The Nazi Officer S Wife

Author: Edith Hahn Beer
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For the first time, a Jewish woman tells, in vivid, wrenching detail, how she survived the Holocaust as the wife of a Nazi party member. Included are letters, photos--including those taken inside the labor camps--and falsified documents.

The Nazi Officer S Wife By Edith Hahn Beer With Susan Dworkin A 30 Minute Instaread Summary

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary:Overview of the entire bookIntroduction to the Important people in the bookSummary and analysis of all the chapters in the bookKey Takeaways of the bookA Reader's Perspective Preview of the earlier Chapters Chapter One Hahn was hiding in plain sight in Germany in the fall of 1943, which made her what hidden Jews called a U-boat. She was twenty-nine, a Jewish law student on the run, but she was able to pose as a Viennese girl of twenty. She got a job as a nurse’s aide at a Brandenburg hospital and lived with her ambitious German fiancé, Werner, who was about to join the Wehrmacht. Hahn was terrified that anything she did might expose her, such as sounding too intelligent, standing out in a crowd or being too kind to any of the 10,000 slave laborers in the area when they were taken to the hospital. Anyone could be an informer. Chapter Two In 1924, young Hahn was a happy child whose father owned a restaurant in Vienna. She had a sister, Mimi, who was a year younger, and a cherubic baby sister, Johanna, known as Hansi, who was seven years younger than Hahn. Mimi had a sour personality and was not popular like sunny Hahn.Vienna seemed a magical place filled with cafés and music. Hahn liked her all-girls school even though prejudice against Jews was rampant there...

Summary And Analysis Of The Zookeeper S Wife A War Story

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504021886
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Zookeeper’s Wife tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Diane Ackerman’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Zookeeper’s Wife includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman: The Zookeeper’s Wife is the story of two unsung heroes of World War II: Jan and Antonina Żabiński, Polish zookeepers who risked their lives to rescue Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis. The heroic couple hid more than three hundred fugitives in their home and in the empty animal cages of the Warsaw Zoo. Diane Ackerman vividly evokes the extreme brutality and heroism that defined WWII-era Poland. The Zookeeper’s Wife is a testament to the bravery of those who resisted tyranny through radical compassion. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Jews Germans And Allies

Author: Atina Grossmann
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069114317X
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Tells the story of Jewish survivors inside and outside the displaced-persons camps of the American zone as they built families and reconstructed identities while awaiting emigration to Palestine or the United States. Examines how Germans and Jews interacted and competed for Allied favor, benefits, and victim status, and how they sought to restore normality-- in work, in their relationships, and in their everyday encounters.

German Women S Life Writing And The Holocaust

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108658563
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This important study examines women's life writing about the Second World War and the Holocaust, such as memoirs, diaries, docunovels, and autobiographically inspired fiction. Through a historical and literary study of the complex relationship between gender, genocide, and female agency, the analyzes correct androcentric views of the Second World War and seek to further our understanding of a group that, although crucial to the functioning of the National Socialist regime, has often been overlooked: that of the complicit bystander. Chapters on army auxiliaries, nurses, female refugees, rape victims, and Holocaust survivors analyze women's motivations for enlisting in the National Socialist cause, as well as for their continuing support for the regime and, in some cases, their growing estrangement from it. The readings allow insights into the nature of complicity itself, the emergence of violence in civil society, and the possibility of social justice.

Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies

Author: Louise Olga Vasvári
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557535269
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The work presented in the volume in fields of the humanities and social sciences is based on 1) the notion of the existence and the "describability" and analysis of a culture (including, e.g., history, literature, society, the arts, etc.) specific of/to the region designated as Central Europe, 2) the relevance of a field designated as Central European Holocaust studies, and 3) the relevance, in the study of culture, of the "comparative" and "contextual" approach designated as "comparative cultural studies." Papers in the volume are by scholars working in Holocaust Studies in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the US.

Righteous Gentiles

Author: Joe Greek
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477776125
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Since 1953, the State of Israel has named non-Jews who risked their lives to help save Jews during the Holocaust as "Righteous Among the Nations." Known as "righteous gentiles," these individuals summoned the strength to put aside their own safety to oppose the Nazis. This engrossing volume educates readers about some of the noteworthy righteous gentiles and groups who stood to lose everything as they aided, hid, and fought for the Jews with words as well as weapons. Photographs and quotes from primary source documents pull the reader into the inimitable experiences of these heroes.

The Nazi Officer S Wife

Author: Edith Hahn-Beer
Publisher: Silver Burdett Press
ISBN: 9780316848473
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Rare photographs and paintings highlight a study of the American calvary and the individuals and events that shaped its development