Exit Berlin


Yale University Press, 2014.

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Many would label her life as “unremarkable.”

For close to four decades, Luzie Hatch, a German refugee from Berlin, who never married nor had children, took the subway from her Queens studio apartment to AJC’s headquarters in Manhattan where she worked as an administrative assistant.

The chance discovery of her WW II-era correspondence by an estate executor revealed that Luzie Hatch’s life was far from “unremarkable.” This rare and heartrending correspondence is the basis of Exit Berlin. (Read Summary)

Exit Berlin is a powerful and important work that sheds significant light on what one person with determination and imagination could—and could not do—to save those she loved during the critical period of 1933–42.”
-Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies, American Jewish University

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