'A Woman in Berlin', written by Marta Hillers, in Malayalam translated by K Usha. 'Berlinil Oru Sthree' is an autobiographical account of the period from 20 April to 22 June 1945 in Berlin. The account describes the writer's personal experiences during the occupation of Berlin by the Soviets at the end of World War II and explains many of the horrors that the protagonist faced and the struggle of the inhabitants to survive. It also detail the writer's experiences as a rape victim during the Red Army occupation of the city.
At the author's request, the work was initially published anonymously for her protection. Two years after her death in 2003 the anonymous author was identified in the Süddeutsche Zeitung by Jens Bisky (a German literary editor) as Marta Hillers. Brisky said that Hillers was a journalist who worked on magazines and newspapers during the Nazi era, and who had also been a small-time propagandist for the Third Reich writing a navy recruiting brochure, but that she was probably not a member of the Nazi Party.
Malayalam Title: ബർലിനിൽ ഒരു സ്ത്രീ
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2012 November
Berlinil Oru Sthree
- Publisher: Kairali Books / Kabani Books
- Category: Malayalam Memoirs
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