Books: One Who Survived

UNDER Two DICTATORS (331 pp.)—Margarete Buber—Dodd, Meac/ ($4).

At dawn on April 26, 1945, a ruddy, round-faced young G.I., standing guard in front of the Allied lines at Bad Kleinen, Germany, watched two ragged figures approaching him. His orders were to turn back the civilians and defeated Nazi troops who were trying to escape the Russians, but these two were women, and he listened while one of them stated her case in broken English. She had just been released after five years in Ravensbrück concentration camp; before that she had spent two years in...

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