A Woman in Berlin, read by Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile
Women House

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.

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