Underground in Berlin

A thrilling piece of undiscovered history, this is the true account of a young Jewish woman who survived World War II in Berlin.

Author: Marie Jalowicz Simon

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316382108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A thrilling piece of undiscovered history, this is the true account of a young Jewish woman who survived World War II in Berlin. In 1941, Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Berliner, made an extraordinary decision. All around her, Jews were being rounded up for deportation, forced labor, and extermination. Marie took off her yellow star, turned her back on the Jewish community, and vanished into the city. In the years that followed, Marie lived under an assumed identity, forced to accept shelter wherever she found it. Always on the run, never certain whom she could trust, Marie moved between almost twenty different safe-houses, living with foreign workers, staunch communists, and even committed Nazis. Only her quick-witted determination and the most hair-raising strokes of luck allowed her to survive.

Underground in Berlin

A thrilling piece of undiscovered history, this is the true account of a young Jewish woman who survived World War II in Berlin.

Author: Marie Jalowicz Simon

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316382094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A thrilling piece of undiscovered history, this is the true account of a young Jewish woman who survived World War II in Berlin. In 1941, Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Berliner, made an extraordinary decision. All around her, Jews were being rounded up for deportation, forced labor, and extermination. Marie took off her yellow star, turned her back on the Jewish community, and vanished into the city. In the years that followed, Marie lived under an assumed identity, forced to accept shelter wherever she found it. Always on the run, never certain whom she could trust, Marie moved between almost twenty different safe-houses, living with foreign workers, staunch communists, and even committed Nazis. Only her quick-witted determination and the most hair-raising strokes of luck allowed her to survive.

An Underground Life

But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

Author: Gad Beck

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299165043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

Soaring Underground

The author recounts his experiences living in Nazi Berlin under forged papers and participating in the city's underground movement

Author: Larry Orbach

Publisher: Howells House

ISBN: 0929590155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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The author recounts his experiences living in Nazi Berlin under forged papers and participating in the city's underground movement

An Underground Life

This is Gad Beck's story. Love gave Gad Beck both the impetus and strength to fight. Born Gerhard Beck in a Christian-Jewish household, he first experienced the growing power and influence of National Socialism only as an uncertain threat.

Author: Gad Beck

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047604353

Category: History

Page: 165

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THAT A JEW LIVING IN NAZI BERLIN survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual, and also a leader in the resistance, and survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and humor and without vitriol, and has now written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story. Love gave Gad Beck both the impetus and strength to fight. Born Gerhard Beck in a Christian-Jewish household, he first experienced the growing power and influence of National Socialism only as an uncertain threat. As Jews began to be forced out of German social, political, and economic life, the young Gerhard embraced his Jewish heritage, joined Zionist youth groups, and took the Hebrew name Gad. Then the Nazis came for Manfred Lewin, Beck's first love, and for the Lewin family. Gad's love for Manfred gave him the courage to don a three-sizes-too-large Hitler Youth uniform, march into the assembly camp where the Lewins were being held, and demand -- and obtain, to his astonishment -- the release of his lover. But Manfred would not leave without his family, and so went back into the camp. The Lewins did not survive. Still in his teens, Gad Beck was soon an important contact in Berlin for the Swiss-based Zionist organization Hechalutz and led a resistance group, Chug Chaluzi, that aided Jews with food, housing, and escape plans. Coming of age in a city under constant bombardment, carrying on resistance work and a series of romantic gay relationships despite the constant risk of arrest by the Gestapo, Beck reveals a tenacity and irrepressible spirit that is his real legacy. His determination to keep loving, living, and believing inevery human possibility without compromise -- even in the face of the unthinkably monstrous -- makes this quite a different story of the Holocaust.

The Last Jews in Berlin

This is the real-life story of some of the few of them - a young mother, a scholar and his countess lover, a black-market jeweler, a fashion designer, a Zionist, an opera-loving merchant, a teen-age orphan - who resourcefully, boldly, ...

Author: Leonard Gross

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786706872

Category: History

Page: 352

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In February 1943, four thousand Jews went underground in Berlin. By the end of the war, all but a few hundred of them had died in bombing raids or, more commonly, in death camps. This is the real-life story of some of the few of them - a young mother, a scholar and his countess lover, a black-market jeweler, a fashion designer, a Zionist, an opera-loving merchant, a teen-age orphan - who resourcefully, boldly, defiantly, luckily survived. In hiding or in masquerade, by their wits and sometimes with the aid of conscience-stricken German gentiles, they survived. They survived the constant threat of discovery by the Nazi authorities or by the sinister handful of turncoat Jewish "catchers" who would send them to the gas chambers. They survived to tell this tale, which reads like a thriller and triumphs like a miracle. "The author's skillful selection of detail and his narrative drive have created the type of footnote [to history] that illuminates an entire subject." - New York Times Book Review "A tour de force . . . A consummately suspenseful narrative . . . remindful, in [its] exquisite detail, of Capote's In Cold Blood" - Los Angeles Times "An historian's book, a storyteller's book, and - most of all - a reader's book . . . All the real-life stuff of a John le Carré novel" - Los Angeles Herald Examiner

The Nazis Go Underground

'Its existence is known only by the effects of its action.' Author Curt Riess on what happens when an organisation goes underground.

Author: Curt Riess

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: 9781781553855

Category: History

Page: 192

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'Its existence is known only by the effects of its action.' Author Curt Riess on what happens when an organisation goes underground. Written in 1944, thus contemporary to the events of the Second World War and Nazi Germany, The Nazis Go Underground describes how the Nazis planned and organised their descent into the underground as early as 1943. At this stage of the war, the situation for the Third Reich looked grim. With Bormann and Himmler as its architects, the Nazi party would go underground and prepare for World War III from the shattered ruins of Berlin. German generals were anxious to get the war over. They knew the war was futile, would end in total defeat and questioned Hitler's suicidal military tactics. Survival as an institution, as a political force, for them, was essential. The Nazis concocted a system by which they would continue to have close contacts with members of the aboveground legitimate government after the end of the war. They would make sure to have some of their men, dependable ones, remaining in the official apparatus of the government, to be able to coordinate operations and policies. It was therefore believed that Nazi Germany could once more rise from the ashes after defeat in the Second World War. Written and researched by an acclaimed Jewish Berlin journalist who fled Nazi Germany for the US, Curt Riess was in the position with his experience and contacts within the Third Reich to expose their underground movement. Conspiracy theory or historical fact, The Nazis Go Underground questions in incredible detail on how Hitler's operatives organised such a mammoth undertaking and since that day of 16 May 1943 may have already prepared for World War III.

Hidden In Plain Sight Reminders of World War II Berlin

Travel guide for unpublicized WWII Berlin Sites. Focuses on sites "off the beaten path," and includes advice for getting around, route planning, and a German vocabulary guide.

Author:

Publisher: El Chinero

ISBN: 9781411600638

Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 249

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Travel guide for unpublicized WWII Berlin Sites. Focuses on sites "off the beaten path," and includes advice for getting around, route planning, and a German vocabulary guide.