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

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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.

Synopsis:

Edith Hahn, a young Jewish woman who went underground instead of following orders to a labor camp, reemerged in Munich posing as a Christian working for the Red Cross. There, Hahn met her future husband, a Nazi Party member, who fell in love with her and swore to keep her identity a secret. Photos.

About the Author

Born in Vienna in 1914, Edith Hahn Beep, currently resides in Netanya, Israel. She and Werner Vetter divorced in 1947. Her daughter, Angela, lives in London and is believed to be the only Jew born in a Reich hospital in 1944.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688177768
With:
Dworkin, Susan
Author:
Hahn-Beer, Edith
Author:
Beer, Edith H.
Author:
by Edith H Beer
Author:
Beer, Edith Hahn
Author:
Dworkin, Susan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Vienna
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Vienna (Austria)
Subject:
Jews -- Austria -- Vienna.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
1369515
Series Volume:
no. 00-385
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.06x5.28x.85 in. .55 lbs.

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