Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Our March 27th book will be The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin. Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave laboor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret. In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.
We meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Lower Hall, 602 22 Ave NW. Everyone is welcome to attend to enjoy discussing books (and snacks!) with those with similar interests in a fun, casual atmosphere.
Our April 24th book will be The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.
Location 602 22 Ave NW - Lower Hall