On Sunday, January 24 at 4:00 pm, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Susan Dworkin. Susan will be discussing her latest book, The Nazi Officer’s Wife. There is no charge for this event.
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young law student in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.
With the help of her co-author Susan Dworkin, Edith recalls the constant terror of being a Jew hidden and living in Nazi Germany. The Nazi Officer’s Wife is a testament to one woman’s extraordinary courage and the heroism of those who dared to help her
About Susan Dworkin:
Susan Dworkin has written fourteen books, most recently The Commons, a futuristic novel. The Ms. Guide to a Woman’s Health (with Cynthia W. Cooke, MD), a desk encyclopedia of well woman care, was nominated for a National Book Award. The Nazi Officer’s Wife, a true story of love and terror during the Holocaust, has become an international bestseller, and spent thirty weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2014.
For more than ten years, Susan was a Contributing Editor to Ms. Magazine, well known for her interviews of such celebrities at Meryl Streep, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Roseanne Barr. She has taught Speech Writing at Tufts University, and is a member of the Dramatists' Guild, the Authors Guild and the Writers Guild of America.