Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war. This diary was first published in America in 1954 in an English translation and in Britain in 1955.

A German language edition was published five years later in Geneva and was met with tremendous controversy. In 2003, over forty years later, it was republished in Germany to critical acclaim - and more controversy. This diary has been unavailable since the 1960s and this is a new English translation.

A Woman in Berlin is an astonishing and deeply affecting account.

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ISBN/EAN 9781844087976
Author Antony Beevor (Introduction By)
Publisher Little Brown
Imprint Virago
Publication date 1 Sep 2011
Format Paperback
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A Woman In Berlin

Antony Beevor (Introduction By)
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Between April 20th and June 22nd 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army.


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