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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3 Comments

  1. The Monuments Men

    If you like the The Morning Joe Show video clip with Doris Kearns Goodwin discussing The Monuments Men (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/vp/33411966#33411966), check these out!

    The Greatest Heroine of WWII, Rose Valland – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAlNHVwqVuY

    Passing the Torch: Touching video clip of Robert M. Edsel discussing his last conversation with Lane S. Faison. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLqYev6Thck

    Robert M. Edsel discussing the amazing story of one of nine living Monuments Men, German born Harry Ettlinger. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8bseBwdDds

    Book Page writes, “an account that moves like a Hollywood action adventure…there are heroes to root for, villains to hiss at and an increasingly pressing race against time…Whether you’re a fan of art, military history or stories of real-life heroes, The Monuments Men is a treasure worth the hunt”. I hope your blog will profile these great heroes of civilization and share their story with your readers and supporters.

    Thank You,

    Robert M. Edsel
    http://www.monumentsmen.com

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

    –Anna

  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: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/alone-in-berlin-hans-fallada/


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