By Mark Roseman
A heart-stopping survivor tale and impressive historic research that provides unparalleled perception into lifestyle within the 3rd Reich and the Holocaust and the powers and pitfalls of memory.
At the outbreak of worldwide conflict II, Marianne Strauss, the sheltered daughter of well-to-do German Jews, was once a regular woman, focused on stories, pals, and romance. nearly in a single day she used to be reworked right into a girl of spirit and defiance, a fighter who, while the Gestapo got here for her relatives, seized the instant and went underground. at the run for 2 years, Marianne traveled throughout Nazi Germany with out papers, aided by means of a outstanding resistance association, formerly unknown and unsung. Drawing on an outstanding cache of records in addition to interviews on 3 continents, historian Mark Roseman reconstructs Marianne's odyssey and divulges features of existence within the 3rd Reich lengthy hidden from view. As Roseman excavates the prior, he additionally places ahead a brand new and sympathetic interpretation of the troubling discrepancies among truth and recollection that so usually cloud survivors' accounts.
A detective tale, a love tale, a narrative of serious braveness and survival less than the cruelest stipulations, A previous in Hiding is additionally a poignant research into the character of reminiscence, authenticity, and truth.
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A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman