Marta Hillers (1911–2001) was a German journalist and the presumed author of the autobiographical Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin), the published version of the diary of a Berlin woman from 20 April to 22 June 1945, during and after the Battle of Berlin. The book details the author's experiences as a victim of rape during the Red Army occupation.Hillers studied at the Sorbonne, and later travelled extensively throughout Europe, including the Soviet Union.

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  • Marta Hillers (1911–2001) was a German journalist and the presumed author of the autobiographical Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin), the published version of the diary of a Berlin woman from 20 April to 22 June 1945, during and after the Battle of Berlin. The book details the author's experiences as a victim of rape during the Red Army occupation.Hillers studied at the Sorbonne, and later travelled extensively throughout Europe, including the Soviet Union. She spoke French and some Russian in addition to her native German. In 1945 she was in Berlin when the Soviets captured it. During this period she kept a diary in which she describes how she was repeatedly raped by Red Army soldiers. In 1954 an acquaintance of Hillers', German author Kurt Marek, published the book, anonymously and in English, in the United States. (The English-language version of the book published in 2005 lists Hannelore Marek, Kurt Marek's widow and executor of Hillers's literary estate, as the copyright holder.) In 1955 the book was published in the United Kingdom by Secker and Warburg.Hillers married in the 1950s and moved to Geneva, abandoning journalism. In 1959 she published her memoir in German, by a Swiss publisher, Kossodo. The book received hostile reviews and did not sell well. Hillers (whose name was not revealed at this time) was accused of "besmirching the honour of German women", of "shameless immorality" and of anti-communist propaganda. One review accused her of falsifying her account and of doing a "disservice to Berlin women."The distinguished German author Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote in explanation of the book's hostile reception in Germany: "German readers were obviously not ready to face some uncomfortable truths... German women were not supposed to talk about the reality of rapes; and German men preferred not to be seen as impotent onlookers when the victorious Russians claimed their spoils of war. The author's attitude was an aggravating factor: devoid of self-pity, with a clear-eyed view of her compatriots' behaviour before and after the Nazi regime's collapse, everything she wrote flew in the face of the reigning post-war complacency and amnesia."After this controversy Hillers refused to allow the book to be republished in her lifetime. It circulated in Germany in photocopied form and was popular among German feminists in the 1970s. It was only after her death in June 2001 at the age of 90 that Eine Frau in Berlin could be published again: in Germany, as part of Enzensberger's Die Andere Bibliothek series. Soon after it was republished in a new English translation, by Virago Press, a feminist publishing house. It became a best seller in both English and German editions. This led rapidly to the disclosure of Hillers's identity as the author. Jens Bisky the literary editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote in 2003 that Hillers may have been the anonymous author, and produced a profile of her life, mentioning that she was a journalist who worked on magazines and newspapers during the Nazi era, writing a navy recruiting brochure, but that she was probably not a member of the Nazi Party. Hannelore Marek has not confirmed that Hillers is in fact the author of A Woman in Berlin, and Enzensberger has denounced Bisky's comments as "Skandal-journalismus". However, no other candidate for the authorship of the book has been put forward.Marek notes in his afterword to the 1954 edition that the book is based on a typescript based on handwritten notes, which were in the possession of his wife Hannelore after his death in 1971. At the time of the Bisky revelations in 2003 Christian Esch, writing in the Berliner Zeitung, pointed to differences in the editions and the Marek notes, and said that if the diary was to be accepted as a fully authentic work the originals would have to be examined by experts.Subsequently an examination of the notes was done by Walter Kempowski on behalf of the publishing house. He came to the opinion that it was a genuine diary Hiller kept at the time, though the typescript and the published book contain material not in the diary. Antony Beevor a British historian who wrote, a "magisterial book" on the Battle of Berlin, confirmed his belief in the book's authenticity by comparing its content with his own detailed knowledge of the period and the other primary sources he has accumulated.In 2008 a film directed by Max Färberböck based on the diary, Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin, was released in Germany and Poland.A Woman in Berlin was Marta Hillers' only major work.
  • Marta Hillers (* 26. Mai 1911 in Krefeld; † 16. Juni 2001 in Basel) war eine deutsche Journalistin. Bekannt wurde sie postum durch eine zu Lebzeiten nur anonym veröffentlichte autobiografische Erzählung mit dem Titel Eine Frau in Berlin. In dieser berichtet sie vom Alltagsleben der Berliner während der sowjetischen Besatzung am Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges, insbesondere von den Massenvergewaltigungen deutscher Frauen durch marodierende Rotarmisten.
  • Marta Hillers (1911–2001) fue una periodista alemana y autora del libro autobiográfico Eine Frau in Berlin (Una mujer en Berlín), su diario desde el 20 de Abril al 22 de Junio de 1945 en Berlín (durante la Batalla de Berlín). El libro narra su experiencia como víctima de las violaciones durante la ocupación del Ejército Rojo.
  • Marta Hillers (*Krefeld, 26 mai 1911, † Bâle, 16 juin 2001) est une journaliste allemande, auteur d'un récit autobiographique intitulé Une femme à Berlin (Eine Frau in Berlin) dans lequel elle rapporte la vie quotidienne à Berlin durant l'occupation soviétique, notamment sous l'angle des femmes, victimes de multiples viols.
  • Marta Hillers (Krefeld, 26 mei 1911 - Bazel, 16 juni 2001) was een Duits journaliste en de auteur van het autobiografische Eine Frau in Berlin, haar oorlogsdagboek van 20 april tot 22 juni 1945 in Berlijn tijdens de Slag om Berlijn. Het boek beschrijft haar ervaringen als slachtoffer van verkrachting tijdens de bezetting van Berlijn door plunderende soldaten van het Rode Leger. Het is niet bekend in welke mate het dagboek nadien is bijgewerkt.
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  • Marta Hillers (* 26. Mai 1911 in Krefeld; † 16. Juni 2001 in Basel) war eine deutsche Journalistin. Bekannt wurde sie postum durch eine zu Lebzeiten nur anonym veröffentlichte autobiografische Erzählung mit dem Titel Eine Frau in Berlin. In dieser berichtet sie vom Alltagsleben der Berliner während der sowjetischen Besatzung am Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges, insbesondere von den Massenvergewaltigungen deutscher Frauen durch marodierende Rotarmisten.
  • Marta Hillers (1911–2001) fue una periodista alemana y autora del libro autobiográfico Eine Frau in Berlin (Una mujer en Berlín), su diario desde el 20 de Abril al 22 de Junio de 1945 en Berlín (durante la Batalla de Berlín). El libro narra su experiencia como víctima de las violaciones durante la ocupación del Ejército Rojo.
  • Marta Hillers (*Krefeld, 26 mai 1911, † Bâle, 16 juin 2001) est une journaliste allemande, auteur d'un récit autobiographique intitulé Une femme à Berlin (Eine Frau in Berlin) dans lequel elle rapporte la vie quotidienne à Berlin durant l'occupation soviétique, notamment sous l'angle des femmes, victimes de multiples viols.
  • Marta Hillers (Krefeld, 26 mei 1911 - Bazel, 16 juni 2001) was een Duits journaliste en de auteur van het autobiografische Eine Frau in Berlin, haar oorlogsdagboek van 20 april tot 22 juni 1945 in Berlijn tijdens de Slag om Berlijn. Het boek beschrijft haar ervaringen als slachtoffer van verkrachting tijdens de bezetting van Berlijn door plunderende soldaten van het Rode Leger. Het is niet bekend in welke mate het dagboek nadien is bijgewerkt.
  • Marta Hillers (1911–2001) was a German journalist and the presumed author of the autobiographical Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin), the published version of the diary of a Berlin woman from 20 April to 22 June 1945, during and after the Battle of Berlin. The book details the author's experiences as a victim of rape during the Red Army occupation.Hillers studied at the Sorbonne, and later travelled extensively throughout Europe, including the Soviet Union.
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