9780805075403-0805075402-A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City--A Diary

A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City--A Diary

ISBN-13: 9780805075403
ISBN-10: 0805075402
Edition: 1st
Author: Anonymous
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780805075403
ISBN-10: 0805075402
Edition: 1st
Author: Anonymous
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged author Anonymous wrote A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City--A Diary comprising 288 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0805075402 and 9780805075403. Since then A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City--A Diary textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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An astonishing find-the landmark journal of a woman living though the Russian occupation of Berlin-which has already earned comparisons to diaries by Etty Hillesum and Victor Klemperer

For six weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman, alone in the city, kept a daily record of her and her neighbors' experiences, determined to describe the common lot of millions.

Purged of all self-pity but with laser-sharp observation and bracing humor, the anonymous author conjures up a ravaged apartment building and its little group of residents struggling to get by in the rubble without food, heat, or water. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, she depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. And with shocking and vivid detail, she tells of the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject: the mass rape suffered by all, regardless of age or infirmity. Through this ordeal, she maintains her resilience, decency, and fierce will to come through her city's trial, until normalcy and safety return.

At once an essential record and a work of great literature, A Woman in Berlin not only reveals a true heroine, sure to join other enduring figures of the twentieth century, but also gives voice to the rarely heard victims of war: the women.

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