The Nazi Officer's Wife - Chapters 10 - 11 Summary & Analysis

Edith H. Beer
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Chapter Ten: A Respectable Aryan Household

Edith was happy to be pregnant but did not want to get married – there would be too much scrutiny and too many registrations - any of which could expose her. But Werner stressed that he was a real citizen of the Reich and had his reputation to uphold. He would not be have an illegitimate child and insisted that they had to marry. Edith had to go through dreaded registrations and undergo stressful interviews during which she was grilled about her “Aryan” relatives and ancestors. But she maintained her calm, lied to the officials and was able to get her marriage license.

Edith and Werner were married on October 16, 1943. Due to a severe heart murmur, the doctor advised Edith to quit her job and stay at home until the baby was born. Since she would no longer...

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