The Nazi Officer's Wife

The Nazi Officer's Wife

How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

DVD - 2003
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One Jewish woman's true story of surviving the Holocaust by marrying a Nazi officer.


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Jul 22, 2015

A moving account. Jewess Edith Hahn's anxiety to survive was intertwined with her personal feelings for two very different men. Summoned by the Gestapo, she became a fugitive. Her half-Jewish lover refused her out of fear. Nazi strangers repeatedly saved her. A Christian friend risked her life to provide "Aryan" identity papers. Edith followed mysterious guidance from a nude Nazi sculpture. A handsome, capable Nazi wanted to marry her, knowing she was secretly Jewish. They had a daughter. Edith was honored as an officer's wife and Aryan mother, but suffered severely from the Allied bombing. After the War, other Jewish survivors scorned her for saving herself through impersonation. (How many of them had made munitions for the Germans?) This is a story rich in conflicted personal emotions, not just a survival narrative.

fr1770 Jan 29, 2015

Edith Hahn is a true testament to the courage she faced in order to survive in Nazi Germany.


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