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A Woman in Berlin by Marta Hillers
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Jun 23, 08

bookshelves: favorites, memoir
Recommended for: everyone.
Read in May, 2008

I was floored. Jaw on the floor, heart in my stomach, tears in my eyes floored. This book should be required reading for all women everywhere. It should be on high school reading lists and mandatory for all new military recruits. About what war does to women and children, about how the men go and fight and forget that if they lose it’s the women who suffer. Who are raped repeatedly and who watch their children starve to death in the rubble of their lives. But Anonymous writes her journal entries with such a lack of self-pity and with so much humor and life, that this book is more a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit than a depressing tome. I can’t recommend it enough.
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