Lili Marlene by Liel Leibovitz
The Soldiers' Song of World War II

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The dramatic story of an iconic love song, its three creators, and their lives under the Nazis.

"Lili Marlene," the unlikely anthem of World War II, cut across front lines and ideological divides, uniting soldiers across the globe. This love song, telling the story of a young woman waiting for her lover to return from the battlefield, began as a poem written by a German solider during World War I. The soldier-poet's words found their way to Berlin's decadent cabaret scene in the 1930s, where they were set to music by one of Hitler's favored composers. The song's singer, however, soon found herself torn between her desire for fame and a personal hatred of the Nazi regime. In a gripping and suspenseful narrative, the three artists' remarkable stories of arrests and close calls intertwine with the recollections of soldiers on all sides who fought their way through deserts and towns, seeking solace and finding hope in "Lili Marlene." 13
 

About Liel Leibovitz

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Liel Leibovitz is a writer for Tablet magazine and teaches at New YorkUniversity. He is the coauthor of FortunateSons, Lili Marlene , and The ChosenPeoples , and he lives in New York City. Matthew Miller is the co-author of Lili Marlene: The Soldiers' Song of World War II . He lives in New York.
 
Published November 17, 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company. 256 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, War. Non-fiction

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Then Karl-Heinz Reintgen, head of Soldier’s Radio Belgrade, found the recording in 1941 and put it into rotation.

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Norton & Company Product Description The dramatic story of an iconic love song, its three creators, and their lives under the Nazis."Lili Marlene," the unlikely anthem of World War II, cut across front lines and ideologic...

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