Alone in Berlin

Alone in Berlin

Hans Fallada

This never-before-translated masterpiece—by a heroic best-selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn’t join the Nazi Party—is based on a true story.

It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in.

In the end, it’s more than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order—it’s a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what’s right, and for each other.

Alone in Berlin - In the press

Hans Fallada’s novel about everyday life in Berlin during World War II has now been adapted for the lsraeli...

“Hans Fallada’s books, which are enjoying a tremendous international and local success in recen...

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Alone in Berlin - Reviews

“It has something of the horror of Conrad, the madness of Dostoyevsky and the chilling menace of Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood.’… In the quiet Quangels, Fallada has created an imm...

Roger Cohen

“A one-of-a-kind novel … Fallada can be seen as a hero, a writer-hero who survived just long enough to strike back at his oppressors.”

The Toronto Globe and Mail

“One of the most extraordinarily ambitious literary resurrections in recent memory…”

The Los Angeles Times

“To read Every Man Dies Alone, Fallada’s testame nt to the darkest years of the 20th century, is to be accompanied by a wise, somber ghost who grips your shoulder and whispers in your ear: “This is...

New York Times

“One of the most extraordinary and compelling novels ever written about World War II. Ever. … Please, do not miss this.”

Alan Furst

“The greatest book ever written about the German resistance to the Nazis.”

Primo Levi