The personal diary of an anonymous woman living in Berlin after WWII, this is a thrilling account of how she managed to survive the Russian occupancy on barely more than her wits. If you are looking for a new real-life heroine or a non-glorified WWII story, this is the book for you.
A wartime journal by a reporter and editor living through the Russian occupation of Berlin includes her observations of resident survival in the face of starvation, no water, and freezing conditions; the mass rapes endured by the city's women; and the corruption of Berlin citizens by their Russian occupiers. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.