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My Wounded Heart: The Life of Lilli Jahn, 1900-1944

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  6 reviews
An international sensation already sold in fifteen languages, this heartbreaking collection of recently discovered letters captures the destruction not only of a life but also of an entire nation.

Born in 1900 to wealthy Jewish parents, Lilli Jahn stood firmly among the German bourgeoisie. A doctor by training, she married a young Protestant physician. Her husband divorced
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 18th 2004 by Bloomsbury USA (first published August 12th 2002)
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3.75 stars. This is a unique biography about a Jewish woman, Lilli, married to a non-Jewish man and imprisoned by the Nazi regime. The book is centered about over 300 preserved letters between she and her children during her imprisonment. Through the correspondence we see what life was really like for this family living without their mother during the war, attempting to maintain a normal life revolving around rations and air raids, as well as the impact on Lilli of anti-Semitic laws and eventual ...more
Letters are quite heart rending.... In few places Lilli pouts about her life in a small town during anti semitism although she was desperate to have a peaceful and happy married life but her strong determination and caring attitude towards her family really makes her story unique.
Orit Schwartz
Very interesting and moving book
Collection of letters very informative about Germany in 1930s showing everyday life of Lilli, a Jewish doctor, her husband - a physician, and their kids. Moving thing - love and death.
Again, it is very hard to rate and review such a tragic and true story. It was very informative about some of the conditions endured by both German Jews and non-Jews.
Julia Marie
Amazing the histories that can be preserved.
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