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The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust



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Author
Beer, Edith Hahn
Descriptors
Biography
Holocaust
Holocaust Survivors
Memoirs
Nonfiction
World War II
Location/Setting:
Austria
Germany
Time Period:
1930s
1940s
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Summary
Born and raised in Vienna, Edith Hahn was not permitted to take the bar exam at the University of Vienna in 1938 because she was Jewish. Instead she was sent to a slave labor camp in Osterberg. When Edith returned to Vienna in 1942, she assumed the identity of a Christian friend, Grete Denner. As Grete she moved to Munich and worked for the Red Cross where she met and married Werner Vetter, a Nazi officer. Eventually Werner was captured and sent to Russia. When he returned to Grete (now Edith again) and his young daughter, the timid submissive housewife was gone. Edith was now a confident self-sufficient attorney he did not like and consequently divorced.
Critique
An amazing story of survival. Highly recommend.
ISBN
068816689x
  iBistro
# of Pages
305
Published
1999
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: ED


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