Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered

Author(s): Trudi Kanter

Biography and Memoir

" FOR EVEN IN NAZI VIENNA, "Trudi realized, women still looked in the mirror. . . . She knows that even in the bleak darkness, we feel, love, desire. She left no child (she and Walter tried, with no success); her hats are long lost, but her book is her legacy, discovered once again." "--From the introduction by Linda Grant, a uthor of "The Clothes on Their Backs, The Thoughtful Dresser "and "We Had It So Good" In 1938 Trudi Kanter, stunningly beautiful, chic and charismatic, was a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna. She frequented the most elegant cafes. She had suitors. She flew to Paris to see the latest fashions. And she fell deeply in love with Walter Ehrlich, a charming and romantic businessman. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world this young Jewish couple knew collapsed, leaving them desperate to escape. In prose that cuts straight to the bone, "Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler "tells the true story of Trudi's astonishing journey from Vienna to Prague to blitzed London seeking safety for her and Walter amid the horror engulfing Europe. It was her courage, resourcefulness and perseverance that kept both her and her beloved safe during the Nazi invasion and that make this an indelible memoir of love and survival. Sifting through a secondhand bookshop in London, an English editor stumbled upon this extraordinary book, and now, though she died in 1992, the world has a second chance to discover Trudi Kanter's enchanting story. In these pages she is alive--vivid, tenacious and absolutely unforgettable.

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"For even in Nazi Vienna, Trudi realized, women still looked in the mirror....Her book is also about the appetite for life, for clothes and hats, and food, and cocktails, and sex, and furnishings, and good company, and conversation. She knew that even in the bleak darkness, we feel, love, desire. She left no child (she and Walter tried, with no success); her hats are long lost, but her book is her legacy, discovered once again." -From the introduction by Linda Grant, author of "The Clothes on Their Backs," "The Thoughtful Dresser, "and "We Had It So Good"

General Fields

  • : 9781451688306
  • : Scribner Book Company
  • : Scribner Book Company
  • : 0.363
  • : October 2012
  • : 218mm X 150mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Trudi Kanter
  • : Hardback
  • : 746.920924
  • : 258