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Bad Times, Good Friends: A Memoir--Berlin 1945


A memoir of life in wartime Germany.
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A memoir of life in wartime Germany.
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"It is the combination of wartime detail, real and present danger, and the author's constant burning hatred of Nazism, almost adolescent in its truculent disregard for sense and safety, that makes Bad Times, Good Friends an engrossing and engaging book . . . Its characters are neither heroes nor ideologues; they were simply young people, in their 20's, living at a bad time, following their instincts and trying to survive without becoming part a regime they despised." —New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878818980
  • Publisher: Sheep Meadow Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ILSE-MARGRET VOGEL was born and raised in Germany. She lived in Berlin during World War II. Vogel moved to the US in 1950. She and her husband, Howard Knotts, are authors of many books for children and young adults. They currently live in upstate New York. A docudrama based on Ms. Vogel's life, Daybreak, Berlin by Los Angeles filmmaker Laura Bialis, was released by Sirene Films in March 2001.
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Table of Contents

Ilse 1
The Kleine Konig 6
Hope 45
Fred 47
Fear 74
Vera 77
Love 99
Otto 101
Hunger 107
Hajo 109
Loss 157
Oskar 159
Chronology 233
Glossary 237
Personae 239
Berlin Revisited 241
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