Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler PDF/EPUB ✓ Some

Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler PDF/EPUB ✓ Some

Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler ❰Epub❯ ➞ Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler Author Trudi Kanter – Vienna 1938 Giovane bella e chic Trudi Miller crea cappelli per le donne più eleganti della città uando comincia a freuentare Walter un uomo d’affari affascinante e carismatico in breve se ne inna Vienna Some Hats PDF/EPUB Ã Giovane bella e chic Trudi Miller crea cappelli per le donne più eleganti della città uando comincia a freuentare Walter un uomo d’affari affascinante e carismatico in breve se ne innamora Ma il loro idillio avrà vita breve Trudi e Walter sono ebrei e uando i carri armati di Hitler entrano in Austria sanno che Some Girls, ePUB Ò saranno costretti a fuggire Ragazze cappelli e Hitler narra un’incredibile storia di vita vissuta che da Vienna a Praga dall’Est Europa fino alla Londra dei bombardamenti racconta dei disperati tentativi compiuti da Trudi per garantire un rifugio sicuro a sé e Walter per fuggire dagli orrori che hanno inghiottito l’Europa.

10 thoughts on “Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler

  1. Dov Zeller Dov Zeller says:

    This is a hard book to review How to entertain a uestion of 'value' when holding in one's hands a memoir of holocaust years written by a resourceful and fashion conscious woman who manages to escape Vienna It is not the deepest of books It holds the reader at arms' length and insists on noticing so many 'mundane' things which I think is part of what makes it an important piece of writingI have read so much about Viennese Jews who loved their city though they were often excluded and treated in injurious ways The heartbreak of WWII includes the feeling of being spurned by a lover Kanter feels the injustice and injury of being scorned by a beloved city but she doesn't focus here too long Her focus jumps and slips it doesn't remain fixed There is a skittishness and yet a very determined focus in here Kanter will not let us in too deeply and she is adamant about that She will tell the story she is willing to tell and that is all There is a fierce privacy in here even as there is a breezy conversational air of invitation Kanter rescues herself her husband her parents from Vienna She stays alive in England during the years of bombardment She offers vivid descriptions of people fashion and food homes and neighborhoods She talks of hope despair and desire There is a feeling of 'for everything spoken there are six things unsaid' On one hand it can be frustrating but on the other hand seems appropriate There are the stories we choose to tell the stories we choose not to tell There are the stories we can live with and those we can't Sometimes what we choose to tell is told directly to protect us from having to reveal things that are than we can tolerate or make peace with And so I respect her choices the invitation and its boundaries

  2. Margaret Bozesky Margaret Bozesky says:

    I would give this book a 35 I enjoyed her writing style and learned from her story of survival For example I did not know England had internment camps Trudi's relationship with Pipi was interesting and deeper than her relationship with her husband Walter Walter's physical traits were described many times but he rarely came to life as a person Yet saving Walter dominated her thoughts and actions It was unclear what Walter brought to the relationship I agree with other reviewers in finding Trudi's narrative to be shallow and superficial especially in her description of others I wanted growth and appreciation for the life they were able to build as compared to those left behind unable to escape I wanted to learn that she and Walter helped others escape or helped other refugees fleeing from the horrors left behind However I appreciated Trudi's determination spirit and will to live Worth the read just needed

  3. Jeffrey Jeffrey says:

    JOYREAD THIS BOOK If you want to understand what it was really like to live under the Nazisnot yet another fictional black and white accountThis is realThe world of chic Vienna is so well conveyed and with charm and graceelegant prose and we see and imagine the life Trudi hadand it is fun to read Yes FunThen all gets turned around but instead of writers who use hindsightwe wee how Trudi fights back for her business and her family and people do help herit is remarkableShe survives but so often by sheer chance that no fiction writer could come up withand the love story is desperately movingI read this in two days and she's still in my head Glorious

  4. LindaJ^ LindaJ^ says:

    This is Trudi Kantor's story of escaping Vienna Austria and living through the war years in London Trudi was a fashionable young woman who owned a hat shop She designed her own hats often after visiting Paris to go to the fashion shows to see what was in fashion for hats She loved her city; she loved fashion; and she loved Walter Ehrlich She seems to have been separated from but still great friends with her first husband Pepi when the book starts After she meets Walter and falls in love she and Pepi divorce so she can marry Walter but Pepi remains a great and helpful friend to not only Trudi but also Walter Trudi's father is Jewish but her mother is not Walter is Jewish When the Germans occupy Venice Trudi begins to plot their escape hers Walters and her parents In this memoir she tells the story of their escape and life in London including the internment of her husband and father because they were AustrianTrudi is not an author; she's a hat designer and an excellent one at that She wrote this memoir in 1984 She doesn't give us a chronological description but rather tells chronological vignettes that provide a glimpse into the difficulties faced the hardships endured and how she felt at certain times including sometimes a detailed description of what she wore Trudi tells of the friends and strangers who helped her from the unknown cab driver to the doorman member of the Nazi party to the neighbors in her building and others She was resourceful and lucky This is an easy to read book You will meet many interesting folks but will not learn what happens to all of them For the most part it is told with a fair amount of distance The narrator relates what happened as almost as if she were an observer It is a good addition to the stories of those who managed to get away

  5. Leigh Newman Leigh Newman says:

    Who doesn't love buried treasure especially when it's of the literary variety Part love story and part intimate history of the Nazis' 1938 arrival in Vienna Some Girls Some Hats and Hitler was originally released—and promptly forgotten—in 1984 Wandering through a bookshop a few years ago a British editor discovered the out of print memoir and decided to republish it What makes the book so instantly mesmerizing is Trudi Kanter herself who fashioned sentences just the way she fashioned hats as a milliner in late 1930s Vienna—each a dazzling delicate object of delight When Hitler overruns Austria there is plenty of tension to draw the story forward Jews are forced to wash the sidewalks with acid her husband Walter is hunted by the SS and Kanter must find visas that will allow them to escape to England But what distinguishes this particular tale is the lavish portrait of Vienna just before the war back when people went to cafés for elevenses delicate snacks and pastries with cream and Sunday afternoon dates took place in forested gardens under chestnut trees Her yearning for this vanished life creates the kind of dark dreamy melody that causes you to fall for this lost Vienna too And yet Kanter is aware of what this era was built on The poor were getting poorer; the rich richer she announces in retrospect In 1935 hats became smaller and smaller until a feather and a seuin was a hat In 1938 that age of decadence ends with the arrival of the Nazis Kanter escapes the atrocities in her hometown but not its devastating losses—including her own young dazzled way of looking at the world from that time when as she describes Kisses fly in all directions I try to catch them in my green butterfly netRead

  6. Rennie Rennie says:

    I loved this book and I hope it eventually gets the recognition it deserves among WWII memoirs It's not written in any kind of lofty prose but it's accessible eventful and emotional I also like that a large part of the story is centered in Vienna and the city itself remains a character throughout always recalled while the author is trying to adjust elsewhere There are so many stories from locations like occupied Paris and war torn Germany but relatively few from Vienna especially one told by someone with a lifelong love for the city Unlike some other stories of Jewish survival in the face of Nazi persecution hers isn't remarkable and unbelievable just clever and careful and that makes it interesting; so often I've read about Jewish survivors who are described simply like obtained a visa escaped to Britain before things got too bad It wasn't that simple and her story details itAnd I love her storytelling voice she's honest even when it doesn't make her look good She's overt and sexual with a lot of depth and human connection while maintaining enviable cleverness and intelligence I read maybe in the intro that it might not have gotten as many accolades because of her writing about men and clothes She writes about these but never shallowly in connection to a greater picture and it establishes her as a person with a firmly rooted life and loves excellent in her line of work and deeply passionate in her life It does suffer from an atrocious title though

  7. Nancy Nancy says:

    The overall story is interesting but the writing style is horrible Difficult to follow direction of thought as situations reuire interpretation that is not common knowledge in today's society and country There is a lot if self promotion of author's sexual prowess and desirability It didn't relate to the storyline in most cases and seemed self congratulatory At the same time the author's true love tended toward vanity as well She didn't trust him with fidelity and it seemed to almost be a contest to see who could garner the most attention from the opposite sex Very distracting from the other storyline The storyline of how Trudi figured out how to save herself and those closest to her is interesting I was also unaware that England interned possible enemies of the state in deplorable camps in Liverpool uick read and educational I found the extraneous information to either exhibit a great deal of vanity and misguided drama or a huge cultural chasm

  8. Tracy Tracy says:

    The title grabbed me and then the story sucked me in This was compelling lyrical writing and very hard to put down In the 1980s Trudi Kanter self published the story of her escape from WWII Vienna with her husband Walter The book then fell into obscurity Thankfully it was rediscovered and published by Scribner From the introduction by Linda GrantThere wasan instinctive shrinking away from accounts of the war that did not treat it with the seriousness and solemnity of historians Trudi must have seemed too shallow too preoccupied with hats and men to be a sympathetic narrator of the life of the refugee After all the emigres and exiles who flooded to England in the thirties Sigmund Freud among them were conductors composers poets publishers and cinematographers Milliners were de trop Her book went down into oblivion Some readers believed it to be a novelI found Trudi's shallowness to be a testament to humanity In the midst of horror we still yearn for a world of red roses and romantic drives in the Vienna Woods however distant they have become Trudi was an artist who loved beautiful things Is her story any or less worthy of telling than that of the serious people Her gift was to be able to mobilize her skills and energy putting everything she had into surviving She got some lucky breaks to be sure but she never stopped trying to escapeOne of the most powerful scenes is when she sees the Kohlmarkt area where she lives blanketed with Nazi flags after the Germans march into Austria The shock slowly disappeared but I feel gripped by a thick sticky feeling It paralyzes me Sticking to my hands; I can't work To my legs; I can't walk To my brain; I can't think or sleep Fear fills my black dreams turning them round and round sitting heavily on my chest I can't breatheFew people know the real meaning of fear its hopeless crushing effect Fear had been in me for a long time This indescribable atmosphere There was something hovering over me urging me What did I do I carried on stubbornly pretending to be deaf Stupid Of course but helpless too I was in love No changes please No yesterdays no tomorrows I was a cowardNot any I scrutinize myself with critical eyes Is it just a front Is there a crushed face under the mask No I am strong now I will do everything possible to make sure we escapeAnd she did

  9. Mmars Mmars says:

    If there is one character in literature who I keep being reminded of in my reading it's Holly Golightly Trudi Ehrlich Katnter could be the Holly Golightly of World War II survivalists Her city is Vienna Her talent is hat making Her writing style is delightful and big eyed She gets her man and sincerely loves him despite other suitors steadily popping up she's insanely jealous and her uick and resourceful mind and can do attitude save the day countless times andshe knows class This is a WWII memoir unlike any other I've read Trudi whose father is a jeweler is half Jewish and raised in a fashionable Vienna She owns her own hat making business She visits the fashion world of Paris and London She is a successful woman surrounded by 1940s women of power money sexual prowess and beauty Walter her second husband is a successful inventor and businessman in the soft drink industry I really don't want to tell her story of escaping Vienna in 1938 and how she and her parents and husband survived London's war years She doesn't gloss over hardships but her attitude makes them all palatable This would make a great addition to high school libraries I think teenage girls and women of all ages for that matter would enjoy her breezy yet detailed way of description Also she sets an inspirational example Even though they lose so much they begin again She and Walter believe in each other and support each other and are always willing to do what they can for others At times the telling was a bit messy and I needed to reread a passage to see if I missed something There is also a little jumping around Some passages are dated most are not But I didn't feel this detracted much from my reading pleasure And since she had passed away by the time the book was rediscovered and republished there could be no fact checking It is simply Trudi's telling Trudi's book

  10. Rhiannon Wyn Rhiannon Wyn says:

    Really excellent a beautiful account of some of Europe's ugliest moments An interesting perspective fashionable successful upper class Jewish female and additional complications divorce remarriagesuicide make for a uniue read

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