The Nazi Officer's Wife
The Nazi Officer's Wife (2003)

"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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 13, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A compelling survival drama despite the mundane telling.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The amazing story of Edith Hahn Beer, an Austrian Jew who survived the Holocaust by passing herself off as Aryan.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

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.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

One of the most compelling films the Holocaust has yet produced.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

A powerful account of living in isolation and constant terror.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

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.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

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.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

You cannot help but be riveted by it.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Sarandon narrates and Ormond reads excerpts from Hahn's memoir, supplemented by archival footage and interviews with the survivor herself.

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