Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany

Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316382106
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 500,634
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marie Jalowicz Simon was born in 1922 into a middle-class Jewish family. She escaped the ghettos and concentration camps during the Second World War by hiding in Berlin. After the war she was full professor of the literary cultural history of classical antiquity at the Berlin Humboldt University. Shortly before her death, her son, Hermann Simon, director of the New Synagogue Berlin Foundation-Centrum Judaicum, recorded Marie telling her story. He will act as spokesperson for the book.

Table of Contents

Foreword Hermann Simon vii

Prologue 1942 3

1 I was to learn to assert myself: Childhood and Youth in Berlin 9

2 Alone in the icy wastes: Forced Labor for Siemens 29

3 A rainbow of unimaginable beauty: Attempts at Flight; Going to Ground 83

4 The enemy is doing all this to us: The First Winter in Hiding 137

5 I was the girl without a name: After 1943: Something Like a Normal 227

6 I didn't have to surrender: The War Is Over 299

Afterword Hermann Simon 341

Index of Names 357

Picture Credits 363

Acknowledgments 364

About the Author 366

Questions and Topics for Discussion 367

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