Underground in Berlin Underground in Berlin

Underground in Berlin

A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany

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Publisher Description

A thrilling piece of undiscovered history, this is the true account of a young Jewish woman who survived World War II in Berlin.

In 1942, Marie Jalowicz, a twenty-year-old Jewish Berliner, made the extraordinary decision to do everything in her power to avoid the concentration camps. She removed her yellow star, took on an assumed identity, and disappeared into the city.

In the years that followed, Marie took shelter wherever it was offered, living with the strangest of bedfellows, from circus performers and committed communists to convinced Nazis. As Marie quickly learned, however, compassion and cruelty are very often two sides of the same coin.

Fifty years later, Marie agreed to tell her story for the first time. Told in her own voice with unflinching honesty, Underground in Berlin is a book like no other, of the surreal, sometimes absurd day-to-day life in wartime Berlin. This might be just one woman's story, but it gives an unparalleled glimpse into what it truly means to be human.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
September 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
5.4
MB

Customer Reviews

memel67 ,

Such a disappointment

I was so intrigued by the premise of this book; a true story about a Jewess who survives WWII in Berlin by going underground. It's written because she finally dictates her entire story to her son at the end of her life. He recorded interviews with is aged mother and the book reads just like he typed it out, word for word. This narrative is so cluttered with the names of every single person she comes in contact with, and their background story, that the reader can never grasp Marie's trajectory or any sense of the peril she is in. It's like wading through mud, searching for a diamond. I gave up. Skip this one.

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