The Nazi officer's wife : how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
Call Number940.5315 B41n
Statement of ResponsibilityEdith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin.
Creators & ContributorsHahn-Beer, Edith
Summary"Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a 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... Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document and set of papers issued to her, as well as photographs she managed to take 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." —Publisher
Physical Description 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
PublisherNew York : Rob Weisbach Books/William Morrow
RecognitionGifted by Inge Manes