A woman in Berlin : eight weeks in the conquered city : a diary / by Anonymous ; translated by Philip Boehm. - 1st American ed. - New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2005. - xxi, 261 p. ; 22 cm.

"Originally published in Germany 2003 under the title Eine Frau in Berlin by Eichborn AG, Frankfurt am Main"--T.p. verso.

Foreword / Hans Magnus Enzensberger -- Introduction / Antony Beevor -- Translator's note -- A woman in Berlin.

Friday, 11 pm, by the light of an oil lamp, my notebook on my knees. Around 10 pm there was a series of bombs. The siren started right in screaming. Apparently it has to be worked by hand now. No light. Running downstairs in the dark, we slip and stumble. Finally we're in our cellar, behind an iron door that weighs a hundred pounds. The official term is air-raid shelter. We call it cave, underworld, catacomb of fear.

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