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The Resource The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust, Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin

The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust, Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin

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The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
Title
The Nazi officer's wife
Title remainder
how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin
Title variation
Nazi officers wife
Title variation remainder
how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced Edith and her mother into a ghetto, issuing them papers branded with a "J." Soon, Edith was taken away to a labor camp, and though she convinced Nazi officials to spare her mother, when she returned home, her mother had been deported. Knowing she would become a hunted woman, Edith tore the yellow star from her clothing and went underground, scavenging for food and searching each night for a safe place to sleep. Her boyfriend, Pepi, proved too terrified to help her, but a Christian friend was not: With the woman's identity papers in hand, Edith 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 vivid, wrenching detail, 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 her past; and of how, after her husband was captured by the Russians and sent to Siberia, Edith was bombed out of her house and had to hide in a closet with her daughter while drunken Russians soldiers raped women on the street. Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith Hahn created a remarkable collective record of survival: She saved every set of real and falsified papers, letters she received from her lost love, Pepi, and photographs she managed to take inside labor camps. On exhibit at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents form the fabric of an epic story
Summary
The author, a Jewish law student when the war broke out, recounts how she survived the Holocaust as the wife of a Nazi party member in Munich
Biography type
autobiography
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172794
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.A93
LC item number
B44 1999
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
Label
The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust, Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1217845
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780688166892
Lccn
99043362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42027548
  • (OCoLC)42027548
Label
The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust, Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1217845
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780688166892
Lccn
99043362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42027548
  • (OCoLC)42027548

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