A Woman in Berlin

Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary

by | Editor: Picador USA
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For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. Spare, unpredictable, minutely observed, and utterly free of self-pity (The Plain Dealer, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/02/14
To the rest of the world we're nothing but rubble-women and trash [...] Our throats parched - the dead city has taken our breath away.
I couldn't find my way out of the political undergrowth. It was the same for my friends. Each party, we felt, was partly right. But they all engaged in disreputable tactics - horse-trading, we called it - the haggling, the lobbying, the jostling for ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/03/09
This is the diary of a German woman of 34 for the period 20 April 1945 - 22 June 1945 when the Russians burst out of their bridgehead on the West Bank of the river Oder. It tells of the unbridled lust of the Russian soldiers visited upon the women
Ha scritto il 16/06/08
An amazing book!! Heart-wrenching, but amazing!
Ha scritto il 31/01/08
I had to read this book for a Nazi history course at NUI Galway, and I found it really really interesting.I love the Third Reich literature and historical period, so I found this book a useful source for the understanding the situation women had to ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/12/07
This brings brings the reality of war and the aftermath of war to a very human level - no food, no electricity, rape, etc etc. It is a very moving account, but also very practical, many of her worries are about survival and why she decides to do ...Continua

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