Marie Jalowicz Simon, Anthea Bell – translator, Hermann Simon – foreword, Hermann Simon – afterword – 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.

In 1941, Marie Jalowicz Simon, a 19-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 20 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.

Author: Marie Jalowicz Simon, Anthea Bell – translator, Hermann Simon – foreword, Hermann Simon – afterword
Narrator: Ellen Archer
Duration: 11 hours 47 minutes
Released: 15 Mar 2011
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

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