Review: ALONE IN BERLIN by Hans Fallada

Tracey from A Book Sanctuary read Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from her review:

As I got further into the book, I found myself wondering if life was really like that under the nazi regime, where every word and action could be misconstrued, where fortunes can change in a moment,where you can’t as much as glance at a beaten man in the street for fear of being locked up as a sympathiser. How incredibly difficult to maintain any sort of integrity. Could daily life for the average citizen really have been that compromised. I came away with the uncomfortable feeling that it probably was.

Read her entire review here.

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  2. Robert: Thank you for stopping by and leaving the links. I’ve added “The Monuments Men” to our recommended reading list.


  3. “Alone in Berlin” is a thrilling read even if you are not interested in German history at all. But if you are, this book will keep you sleepless at night:

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