Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler

Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler

A True Love Story Rediscovered

Book - 1984
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In 1938 Trudi Kanter, stunningly beautiful, chic and charismatic, was a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna. She frequented the most elegant cafés. She had suitors. She flew to Paris to see the latest fashions. And she fell deeply in love with Walter Ehrlich, a charming and romantic businessman. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world this young Jewish couple knew collapsed, leaving them desperate to escape. In prose that cuts straight to the bone, Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler tells the true story of Trudi's astonishing journey from Vienna to Prague to blitzed London seeking safety for her and Walter amid the horror engulfing Europe. It was her courage, resourcefulness and perseverance that kept both her and her beloved safe during the Nazi invasion and that make this an indelible memoir of love and survival. Sifting through a secondhand bookshop in London, an English editor stumbled upon this extraordinary book, and now, though she died in 1992, the world has a second chance to discover Trudi Kanter's enchanting story.--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, 1984
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Description: xii, 258 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781451688306
Branch Call Number: 940.5413 Kan
Additional Contributors: Grant, Linda, 1951-


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ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

Almost lost to time, this memoir of WWII Vienna and a half-Jewish woman will keep you turning pages all night.

booklady413 May 26, 2015

An interesting story of survival under terrible conditions.

Oct 23, 2012

Simply elegant and unforgettable

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