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Alone in Berlin

Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a working class couple are filled with grief over the death of their son at the front. They had believed in the ‘Führer’ and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit and begin writing postcards as a form of resistance. Completed in four weeks of feverish writing in the autumn of 1946, Hans Fallada’s last novel is regarded as an authentic testimonial of daily life in Berlin under the Nazis and a quietly persuasive eulogy to human courage and dignity in an atmosphere of surveillance and intimidation.