Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Woman In Berlin

From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Thursday, April 26, 1945, four days before Hitler's suicide. A woman huddled in a Berlin basement writes in her diary. Outside, the Russians are bombarding her beloved city to rubble. Soon they will be on her doorstep. Inside her makeshift home. Under her skin.

She will become one of uncounted thousands of German women raped by soldiers of the victorious Red Army during the last days of World War II. But she will live to record a moving memoir of the resilience and gallows humour shown by the women and children who survived without food or electricity and under the constant threat of sexual assault.

This film will finally open here in Australia on 25th August.
You can read my post from October 2008 - A Woman in Berlin

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