A Bookshop in Berlin

ISBN: 9781501199844 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Francoise Frenkel Editură: Atria Books Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 288 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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The memoir of a Jewish bookseller on a harrowing fight for survival across Nazi-occupied Europe.

In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations.

Françoise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her.

Published quietly in 1945, then rediscovered nearly sixty years later in an attic.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Francoise Frenkel
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Atria Books
Inaltime
21.6
Latime
14
Grosime
2.8
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
288
Subtitlu
The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
Greutate
399 g
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