By Marie Jalowicz Simon
Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish lady, makes a unprecedented selection. throughout her, Jews are being rounded up for deportation, pressured labour and extermination. Marie takes to the air the yellow megastar and vanishes into the city.
In the years that persist with, Marie lives less than an assumed id, relocating among virtually twenty assorted secure homes. She is pressured to just accept protect anywhere she will be able to locate it, and lots of of these she stayed with anticipated providers in go back. She remains with overseas staff, dedicated communists or even confident Nazis. Any fake movement may well result in arrest. continually at the circulate, by no means convinced who will be depended on and the way a long way, it used to be her quick-witted selection and the main awesome and hair-raising strokes of good fortune that ensured her survival.
This is Marie's impressive tale, informed in her personal voice with unflinching honesty after greater than fifty years of silence.
Marie Jalowicz Simon used to be born in 1922 and got here from a middle-class Jewish kinfolk. She escaped the ghettos and focus camps that claimed the lives of such a lot of different Jews through the moment international warfare, through residing in hiding in Berlin. After the warfare she taught classics and philosophy on the Berlin Humboldt college, yet infrequently spoke approximately her earlier. almost immediately sooner than her loss of life in 1998, her son recorded her telling her tale for the 1st time. This publication relies at the tapes he recorded.