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A woman in Berlin : eight weeks in the conquered city : a diary / by Anonymous ; translated by Philip Boehm.

Contributor(s): Boehm, Philip.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2005Edition: 1st American ed.Description: xxi, 261 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0805075402; 9780805075403.Uniform titles: Frau in Berlin. English. Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Berlin | Berlin, Battle of, Berlin, Germany, 1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Germany -- Berlin | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Germany -- Berlin | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, GermanDDC classification: 940.53/43155
Contents:
Foreword / Hans Magnus Enzensberger -- Introduction / Antony Beevor -- Translator's note -- A woman in Berlin.
Summary: 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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D757.9 .B4 W66 2005 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001774587

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

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.

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

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You are there: an insider's view of Berlin as it fell to the Russians. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Anonymous was a young woman at the time of the fall of Berlin. She was a journalist and editor during and after the war.<br>

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