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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,221 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Hahn Beer Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Susan Dworkin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman, so she went underground.

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 secret. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/17/2014

    " This book is excellent and its so powerful and its a must read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/10/2014

    " Was really, really good. I couldn't stop once I started. Just had to find out what happened. Not as sad as most holocaust books... was able to show some of the triumph over the enemy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 2/5/2014

    " This was a bit of a different view from most Holocaust memoirs that I've read in that Edith never spent time in a work or death camp. However, it gave a very good view of what the public, Jewish and non-Jewish, was experiencing. The one view she didn't see much of was the Nazi Officer's view because she experiences that for a short time at the very end of the war, but still we are shown that it was a privileged existence. I found it interesting that she was horrified by the camp prisoners who had lost their sense of social norms and it was fascinating to see how quickly East Germany becomes a watchful communistic state, from which she flees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/31/2014

    " The Nazi Officer's Wife is another great book about survival during the holocaust. The difference is that this young woman chose (or was chosen by) a means of survival that I had never considered. Her choice did not come without sacrifice, pain, loss, and heartache, but hers is an amazing story and well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bari Provost | 1/30/2014

    " Great book. Not your typical Holocaust story. Gave good insight into society at that time and how the war was able to advance. Well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/25/2014

    " An incredible story. How can one person survive what she went through ? She surely had an angel on her shoulder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 1/22/2014

    " 2009- Wow, I've read many Holocaust memoirs, but none as quickly as this story of a Jewish women living life as the wife of a Nazi Officer. I think part of the reason I liked this book so much was because the narrator was so likable. The story was also retold wonderfully, making the people featured seem to come alive. Definitely recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/18/2014

    " This story is different because this is a Jewish female that lived in the open as a German woman "without Jewish blood". It is a moving story of her fear, anxiety and cleverness to survive during this time. I read this because it was a book club pick for the month. It wasn't one that I felt I wanted to finish in one day, but I was riveted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 1/18/2014

    " An amazing story from an amazing woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 1/14/2014

    " Great true story of the past "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marika | 1/9/2014

    " All school children should have to read this book. Wonderful story of survival. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Workman | 12/22/2013

    " another book about Nazis? Oh but wait, this one is an amazing account of a Jewish woman survived the Holocaust by being married to a Nazi officer. Great non-fiction! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sbalanay | 12/5/2013

    " An amazing tale of human survival and what one woman did to survive...chilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/28/2013

    " An amazing true story about how this woman lived through the holocaust. It helped me understand more about this awful time in our history by showing the progression of the Nazi occupation in her town and the changes that came about, one leading to another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksrock | 7/16/2013

    " True story, very good. Realistic and not full of hyperbole. I mean, yes, it was a horror show, but that wasn't the only story. A fast read and a worthwhile one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyse | 4/15/2013

    " So far, very good. Austrian woman and her family at the beginning of Hitler's reign to get all Jews out of Europe. Good writing, good characterizations, very interesting. 1/3 through. True story of a woman....well I'll find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 4/13/2013

    " This is a pretty incredible non-fiction story. An aspect of the Holocaust that I wasn't very familiar with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/15/2012

    " interesting look at what people can endure under difficult situations; her descriptions of her personality changes in order to survive were touching; this is a quick read but worth it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 7/25/2012

    " Interesting read, about a horrific time in history. This is the first memoir I've read about someone who hid their identity and "became" a German. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 7/12/2012

    " This was such an interesting story. It was interesting seeing a story from a Jew's perspective from inside of Germany. It was sad and still crazy for me to believe this stuff happened not long ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxy Beardall | 6/24/2012

    " This was an interesting story of a Jewish girl/woman during the Holocaust. Not terribly well written, but a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genpren | 5/20/2012

    " The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer. I recently asked someone if she'd seen "Europa Europa" to elucidate the fact that you could simply never invent stories more surreal than these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 4/12/2012

    " Wow--very intersting. I ready this a couple of summers ago and I just started thinking about it again. I wanted to put it in my books so that I could remember to recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/27/2012

    " Sad tale of life as a Jew in Nazi Germany, but then, aren't they all? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci Romney | 9/17/2011

    " A different take than the usual holocaust victim survival story, yet I can't help but wish she were more courageous, actively helping those in need, part of some resistance, etc. Worth the read though. She is quite the character and it comes through plainly in her writing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexi Reynolds | 8/5/2011

    " It wasn't as dramatic as I thought it would be, but a good read. Kept me busy in the Cleveland airport. I'm glad she lived to tell the tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aruben | 7/8/2011

    " I thought it was honest... Gives an account of Nazi attitudes towards Jews during the holocaust and was therefore informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gerry | 4/26/2011

    " A must read for those trying to understand the survival of the Jewish human spirit during WWII in Germany. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 4/26/2011

    " What a fantastic book! What a moving story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelladawn | 4/19/2011

    " I really loved this! This would make a great book club book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/13/2011

    " An interesting memoir that gives an unique perspective of a Jewish woman's life hiding in plain site during WWII and Shoah. This is a different story than I have ever read in my years of Holocaust studies, historically and literary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/13/2011

    " This was quite an interesting memoir about one Jewish woman's experience during the Holocaust. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/11/2011

    " Great story about how one woman survived the holocaust! It is always amazing the ingenuity of humans to survive atrocious situations. This book was a great view of the times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aunnaley | 4/5/2011

    " I really enjoyed the real life experience and I hate to say this but I almost wish it were more of a fictional book so there would be more detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 4/3/2011

    " This is a story of a Jewish woman who married a German officer. She made choices I hope I would not make, by assuming the identity of some one else. She temporarily turned her back on her religion and lived a life of lies in order to survive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/2/2011

    " An frightening account of how people manage under the most difficult circumstances.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 4/1/2011

    " It is absolutely amazing what people will do to survive and live! And so far, no two stories are the same with the exception that some will live and some will not. But it does make you think...what would I do in similar situations? could I survive? could I even handle the daily stresses? "

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