Daughter of the famed couple whose lives are depicted in the book and movie The Nazi Officer’s Wife
Refreshments will be served
Angela Schluter will speak about the story of her parents and her own upbringing and the impact of the Holocaust. Her trip to Wisconsin is made possible by the Holocaust Education and Research Center and Congregation Shalom in Milwaukee. Angela is the daughter of Edith Hahn Beer, the subject and author of The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust. Copies of the book are available from Temple Beth El for $15 each. Contact the Temple office to purchase your copy.
Angela was born in Brandenburg, Germany in 1944, the daughter of a Nazi Party member and a Jewish woman who was hiding from the Gestapo and living under an assumed identity in the heart of the Third Reich. Angela’s mother, Edith Hahn, came from Vienna, Austria , was sent to a labor camp in 1940, and then because of a series of miraculous coincidences managed to live through the war and ultimately immigrate to England in 1948. Angela will be speaking about her mother, the book (which is also a movie) and her own upbringing as arguably the only child of a Jewish mother born in a German hospital during World War II.
The movie will be showing March 12th at 7pm at Temple Beth El.