The Nazi Officer's Wife
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"The Nazi Officer's Wife" looks at the extraordinary and unforgettable life of Holocaust survivor Edith Hahn Beer. Born in Vienna in 1914, Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced Edith and her mother into the Jewish ghetto. Soon Edith was deported to a labor camp, and though she convinced Nazi officials to spare her mother, when she returned home she discovered that her mother had been deported. Knowing she would become a hunted woman, Edith tore the yellow star from her clothing and went underground, scavenging for food and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A compelling survival drama despite the mundane telling."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The amazing story of Edith Hahn Beer, an Austrian Jew who survived the Holocaust by passing herself off as Aryan."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Though The Nazi Officer's Wife is more a story of cunning survival than it is of torture, pain and death, it still manages to capture the horror of that insane and shameful period of human history."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The film does little to penetrate the psyche of a woman who survived the way Edith did."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"One of the most compelling films the Holocaust has yet produced."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"A powerful account of living in isolation and constant terror."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"At a brisk 97 minutes, the film skips over many episodes that make Hahn's book a pulse-pounding page-turner, but offers her rare perspective on both sides of civilian life during those nightmare years."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If I had to choose a Holocaust film that was most compelling, this one would rate near the top of my list."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It is a bewitching and harrowing tale of the continual submersion of self to stay alive, told by a woman who survived the impostures in which she cloaked herself."
‑ Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"You cannot help but be riveted by it."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Sarandon narrates and Ormond reads excerpts from Hahn's memoir, supplemented by archival footage and interviews with the survivor herself."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Unmistakably among the better screen treatments of the Holocaust."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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