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The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
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Once again, we are shown that all is possible if one has the right amount of courage, strength, honor and some luck.
This is the story of a young woman who lives with her family in Vienna until the Nazi's take over and ruins their lives. The young women goes to two labor camps, is released to become a Red Cross Nurse and marries a card carrying nazi who isn't quite as committed to the Fuhrer as he should be. What's remarkable about this? She does all of it as a non-jew - a U-boat...under false identification papers.
The book acquaints one further on the paperwork and rationing involved with eating, getting clothes, moving from town to town, etc. It also shows how quickly, with the urging of the Germans, many Austrians showed their true hatred of the jews.
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