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A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City

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With shocking and vivid detail, the journal of a woman living through the Russian occupation of Berlin in 1945 tells of the shameful indignities to ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.250
martyrr

Great follow-up to the movie

by martyrr on Sep 4, 2010

I realize the movie was made second, but I saw it first, then ordered the book. The movie is available at netflix, and very graphic. The book is very well written and a very unusual insight into Berlin, just after the Russian take-over. More

ReadingThePolitical

Peace, War, and Gender in Modern Cultures

by ReadingThePolitical on Jul 10, 2008

This book gives the reader a close-up experience of what it means to be a woman living in a war zone. The autobiographer is a very straightforward thinker. Her thoughts that are implicitly as well as expressly invoked by the engaged and visceral narration of her experiences are important not only to ... More

albee

Not what was expected

by albee on Jun 5, 2007

I wish for ratings there was a "maybe" choice I had waited a long time for this book - then on the back cover it received wonderful reviews - one by an author I've read However - I've read many books on the varying aspects of World War 2 Somehow - this book just didn't convey - to me - that this woman ... More

MMBEENE

Remarkable Demonstration of Resilence

by MMBEENE on Apr 4, 2007

This arresting account of a middle class woman's experience during the fall of Berlin in 1945 is a must read. In most wars, the consequences for the conquered usually results in rape, pillage, and starvation. This is true for the author of this compelling book. With the fall of the city, the author ... More

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