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Memoirs of a wartime interpreter : from the battle for Moscow to Hitler's bunker / Yelena Rzhevskaya ; translated by Arch Tait ; foreword by Roger Moorhouse

Publication | Library Call Number: D811.5 .R96 2018

On May 2,1945, Red Army soldiers broke into Hitler's bunker. Rzhevskaya, a young military interpreter, was with them. Almost accidentally the Soviet military found the charred remains of Hitler and Eva Braun. They also found key documents: Bormann's notes, the diaries of Goebbels and letters of Magda Goebbels. Rzhevskaya was entrusted with the proof of the Hitler's death: his teeth wrenched from his corpse by a pathologist hours earlier. Rzhevskaya writes about the key historical events and everyday life in her own inimitable style. She talks in depth of human suffering, of bittersweet victory, of an author's responsibility, of strange laws of memory and unresolved feeling of guilt.

Book cover
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Rzhevskai︠a︡, Elena, author.
Published
Barnsley, S. Yorkshire : Greenhill Books, 2018
©2018
Includes bibliographical references
Locale
Russia
Soviet Union
Language
English
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