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on 9 April 2017
Read this side-by-side with 'ELLI' by Livia Jackson.
Man's-inhumanity-to-man...or, in both these books, '...inhumanity-to-women', is shockingly evident throughout the pages of both stories. But so too is an indomitable will to survive...virtually at any cost. Read it and weep...literally and metaphorically.
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on 28 April 2018
I enjoyed this book the bravery Edith showed is testament to survival. I noticed she never uttered a bad word about other woman despite huge injustices. The personal documents at the end just blew me away
Audio was wonderful but stopped working near the end which I was gutted. The audio never synchronized while reading Audio badly flawed.
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on 12 January 2014
Absorbing story for those interested in WWII. However we do not get to the marriage of Edith and Werner until halfway through the book. And the chronolgy of events is not always clear. Nevertheless an excellent contribution to understanding the awfulness of Edith's situation, the hiding of her Jewishness from the authorities. A thorough insight into how ordinary Germans feared in everyday life while the RAF and USAAF bombed cities at will. And the Nazi belief in their invincibilty, until July 1944 onwards.
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on 23 November 2012
Despite being listed as Used, it was remarkably well kept and looked new. History buffs, this is an intense read providing personal insight into one Jewish woman's tumultuous life, including her rocky romance with a Nazi soldier. As the curious type, I found it quite loaded and it was not something I could read quickly for once. Extra pictures in the book really add to the personal appeal of the book. It's almost as intriguing as seeing the actual stuff. My sister, who's only ever into flirty and sugary girl books, actually sat for days till she'd devoured the whole book which wasn't what I'd expected from her.
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on 21 September 2017
I enjoyed this book because it was written as the events occurred. It did not glorify the atrocities but the reader knew what was occurring in Poland even if the story teller was not aware of what was going on,
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on 1 January 2014
What was it like being Jewish in Nazi Germany? Rightly, numerous memoirs have addressed this question. This important book adds to the canon of 'testimony' accounts; it recounts the story of a young woman who changed identity from being a Jewish forced labourer to the bride of a Nazi officer. The narrative is well paced and evokes the terror, fear and banality of Nazi Germany. The book is thoroughly engaging, thought provoking and it's humanity shines through on every page. I strongly recommend this book.
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on 29 May 2013
I just loved this book. The story is amazing... I wonder how many more people could have told their story too but died so unfortunately we will never know what they went through during those horrible times. But thank to this lady at least one of those stories has reached us and will never be forgotten. I highly recommend you this book.
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on 25 March 2018
Quick delivery a great read of history A+++
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on 30 January 2014
Came across this by chance and am delighted i did. Fascinating true story reads like a thriller. A traumatic tale but one with wry humour that shows the author's strength of character in contrast to the self-serving cowardly Nazi functionaries she has to suffer on a daily basis. Why waste your time reading about Hitler and Goerring and all those untermenschen when there are life affriming tales of true courage and resourcefulness like this from a REAL person?
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on 12 December 2014
Wonderfully written - a story of supreme courage and bravery. A clear risk taker, this lady seems to survive against the odds and never gives up trying or believing she can succeed. Sometimes witty, other times making the hair on the back of your neck stand to attention, this is a must read text for anyone interested in this period of history.
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