Street scene in the Soviet occupation zone in Germany: A soldier of the Red Army tries to take away the bicycle of a German woman, 1945, © SZ Photo / Sammlung Megele / Bridgeman Images
For the second episode of Women House, Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile has chosen to read three excerpts from A Woman in Berlin, an anonymous diary of written between April 20 and June 22, 1945.
Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile is a historian and professor at the Université de Paris. She works on questions of colonial societies in the modern era (16th-18th centuries), particularly in Brazil. She recently published Pascoa et ses deux maris. Une esclave entre Angola, Brésil et Portugal au XVIIe siècle. PUF, 2019.
AWARE’s podcast Women House is made possible by the support of Belinda de Gaudemar.
Produced by Elodie Royer. Sound by Andrew Nelson.