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A Woman In Berlin

by   Anonymous

A Woman In Berlin
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    Aug 2005, 288 pages
    Jul 2006, 288 pages

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The landmark journal of a woman living though the Russian occupation of Berlin

Even as the author endures the period of mass rape, she is conscious that the period will end and that life will return to 'normal'. She speaks of the German soldiers who will return to Berlin on leave, saying "they loved to tell their stories which always involved exploits that showed them in a good light. We on the other hand will have to keep politely mum; each one of us will have to act as if she in particular was spared. Otherwise no man is going to want to touch us any more."

She predicted correctly - when she showed the diaries to her fiancé, Gerd, he returned them to her without comment, and when A Woman in Berlin was first published anonymously in German (five years after an English language ...

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