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MR

MR Solihull, United Kingdom Member Since 2012
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  • "This is amazing"

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    This really gives a human account, first hand of the end of the war from the view point of an ordinary woman. What she went through, the ordeals she suffered and how she got through this time are gripping. The stories told here are of a time that can't be imagined. Well read.

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    A Woman in Berlin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Hannelore Marek
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
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    Between April 20th and June 22nd of 1945 the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin wrote about life within the falling city as it was sacked by the Russian Army. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author records her experiences, observations and meditations in this stark and vivid diary.

    MR says: "This is amazing"
  • "What an amazing life"

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    Firstly, the narrators voice takes some getting used to, but once you do the story is awesome. This man went through so much and had such a positive life in such a negative period of history. He turned everything bad that happened to him to his advantage. There was never a dull moment in this and it was interesting to get a first eye look at life after the war.

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    Witness to Nuremberg: The Many Lives of the Man Who Translated at the Nazi War Trials

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Sonnenfeldt
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
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    In this gripping memoir by the chief American interpreter at the Nuremberg trials, Richard Sonnenfeldt recounts a remarkable life. By age 22 he had fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp, when he was appointed chief interpreter for the American prosecution of Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg trials.

    During his service, he spent pretrial time with Hermann Göering as well as other top Nazi leaders.

    MR says: "What an amazing life"
  • "Heart breaking"

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    This is well read and leaves a sense of loss at the end. It reads like a novel and I wish it was.

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    Diary of a Young Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Frank
    • Narrated By Helena Bonham Carter
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    In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a 'secret annexe', fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary.An intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak, Anne Frank's diary is one of those unique documents, famed throughout the world.It portrays innocence and humanity, suffering and survival in the starkest and most moving terms.

    Julia says: "Excellent"
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