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A woman in Berlin : diary 20 April 1945 to 22 June 1945 / introduction by Antony Beevor ; afterword by Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; translated from the German by Philip Boehm.

Contributor(s): Boehm, Philip.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Virago, 2005, c2002Description: 311 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1844081117 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Berlin | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women | World War, 1939-1945 -- AtrocitiesDDC classification: 940.53161092 Subject: "Begun on the day when Berlin first saw the face of war until 22nd of June 1945, the anonymous author of 'A woman in Berlin' describes life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, she records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Reports of the bombing, the rationing of food, the overwhelming terror of death and the rapes are written in dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose." -- Book jacket.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 'A Woman in Berlin', accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death during Berlin's fall to the Red Army are rendered in the dispassionate, yet determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war.

This translation originally published: s.l.: Secker & Warburg, 1955.

"Begun on the day when Berlin first saw the face of war until 22nd of June 1945, the anonymous author of 'A woman in Berlin' describes life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, she records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary. Reports of the bombing, the rationing of food, the overwhelming terror of death and the rapes are written in dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose." -- Book jacket.

Translated from the German.

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