Book review: “The Nazi Officer’s Wife” by Edith Hahn Beer

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the HolocaustThe Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of those amazing books that allow you to understand a bit of what the person suffering through the entire Jewish pogrom era of Nazi Germany had to do in order to survive. I Edith’s own words we read what it was like to be in the slave labor farms, the factories and the streets of Germany as the Nazis took over, destroyed their society, went to war as victors and fell into the depths of hate and sin as a country with no moral guidance.

We can only imagine what it might be like to have everything that is part of your identity taken away from you. We can only imagine what being a slave to a dominant race must be like. We can only imagine what it must be like to eat the rats and garbage of others in order to survive. We can only imagine what it must be like to secretly marry an officer of the military that is destroying your life, religion and culture in order to survive and live through the holocaust of Nazi Germany.

This book will help you gain some of that insight. Read it. Ponder it for our own times as we see how others are willing to treat those who are only slightly different from ourselves in our own 21st century country. Realize how close to the brink you really are.

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