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Alone in Berlin - Well worth reading,
This review is from: Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
A gripping account of life in war-torn Berlin for ordinary Germans. The main characters are a middle-aged couple who lose their only son and start to engage in low level resistance. They drop postcards with anti-Nazi messages at public places around the city. Other characters living in the same apartment block include a family of Nazis, a Jewish woman, a sympathetic judge, a petty criminal and a prostitute. All characters are convincingly portrayed. The book was written in German shortly after the war. The translation is so good that you don't know it is a translation.