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By Mark Roseman

A heart-stopping survivor tale and impressive historic research that gives unparalleled perception into lifestyle within the 3rd Reich and the powers and pitfalls of memory.

At the outbreak of WWII, Marianne Strauss, the sheltered daughter of well-to-do German Jews, used to be a typical lady, inquisitive about stories, acquaintances, and romance. virtually in a single day she used to be reworked right into a girl of spirit and defiance, a fighter who, whilst the Gestapo got here for her kin, seized the instant and went underground. at the run for 2 years, Marianne traveled throughout Nazi Germany with no papers, aided by way of a impressive resistance association, formerly unknown and unsung. Drawing on an mind-blowing cache of files in addition to interviews on 3 continents, historian Mark Roseman reconstructs Marianne's odyssey and divulges facets of existence within the 3rd Reich lengthy hidden from view. As Roseman excavates the prior, he additionally places ahead a brand new and sympathetic interpretation of the troubling discrepancies among truth and recollection that so usually cloud survivors' accounts.

A detective tale, a love tale, a narrative of significant braveness and survival lower than the cruelest stipulations, A prior in Hiding can also be a poignant research into the character of reminiscence, authenticity, and truth.

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