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The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
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Oct 21, 10

bookshelves: biographies-and-memoirs, history
Read in October, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Another horrific tale of a Holocaust survivor. A young lady who happens to be Jewish escapes the fate of millions of european Jews being sent by train to Poland, and obtains false papers and disguises herself in Germany as an Aryan Red Cross nurse. She meets a German man who has not been drafted into the army due to a disablilty and marries him (he is drafted near the end of the war and made an officer just in time to be captured and sent to a Russian POW camp). Her story of survival of not only physical pain, but also the emotional pain as she strives to bury herself in her disguise. The book contains images of several fascinating original documents that she kept from this time period including food ration cards, identification cards, letters, and legal documents.

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