About the Book
Elizabeth Pschorr was born into a German-Jewish family of wealth and privilege and married – on the eve of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich – the scion of a prominent “Aryan” brewing family. As their union produced a child under the Nazi regime, their marriage was declared a “Privileged Mixed Marriage” (between Jew and Aryan) and her children declared “half breeds.”
A young wife and mother, she was also faced with the overwhelming historic events of her time. Yet even when escape was possible, she and her family chose to stay in Germany. Their lives was balanced on the double-edged sword of this dubious “privilege” throughout the Nazi era.
The author vividly describes life in pre-war Germany from a woman’s point-of-view and the difficult decisions she, her husband, and family faced as the nation she loved descended into chaos. More than just another memoir, A Privileged Marriage is a love story — love of family, country, and life.