The Nazi Officer's Wife

The Nazi Officer's Wife

How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

Video Cassette - 2003
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One Jewish woman's true story of surviving the Holocaust by marrying a Nazi officer. This documentary provides a unique perspective in its story of defiance and strength.
Publisher: [United States] : A&E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, 2003.
ISBN: 9780767056281
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (100 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.


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Jun 07, 2019

For those who endured - respect and awe. For those who would condemn -WHAT WOULD YOU DO? She betrayed none, made a devil`s choice, and had to live with it for the rest of her life. It is easy to judge from the safety of your well-stuffed armchair - harder, though, when it is YOU facing Sonderaktion in the pit.

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 by marrying the enemy. (How many of them had made munitions for the Germans? Ironically, Edith's middled-aged daughter, interviewed in the film, seemed to blame Edith for marrying her Nazi father, without whom the daughter would not have been born.) 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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