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The Resource A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Franc̦oise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee

A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Franc̦oise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee

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A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis
Title
A bookshop in Berlin
Title remainder
the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Franc̦oise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1921, Franc̦oise 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. Franc̦oise'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 Franc̦oise 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, Franc̦oise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her
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1889-1975
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Frenkel, Franc̦oise
Dewey number
940.531092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
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1945-
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  • Modiano, Patrick
  • Maria, Frédéric
  • Smee, Stephanie
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  • Frenkel, Franc̦oise
  • Jewish women
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Franc̦oise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
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Note
  • "First published in France as Rien où poser sa tête by L'Arbalète Gallimard in 2015"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in English by Vintage Australia in 2017"--Title page verso
  • "Previously published by Pushkin Press in 2018"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A French bookshop in Berlin -- Paris -- Avignon -- Vichy -- Avignon -- Nice -- Somewhere in the mountains -- Return to Nice -- Grenoble -- At the border -- Annecy -- Saint-Julien -- Annecy -- At the border -- Heading for Switzerland -- Chronology -- Dossier
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
328 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643584904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Franc̦oise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in France as Rien où poser sa tête by L'Arbalète Gallimard in 2015"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in English by Vintage Australia in 2017"--Title page verso
  • "Previously published by Pushkin Press in 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A French bookshop in Berlin -- Paris -- Avignon -- Vichy -- Avignon -- Nice -- Somewhere in the mountains -- Return to Nice -- Grenoble -- At the border -- Annecy -- Saint-Julien -- Annecy -- At the border -- Heading for Switzerland -- Chronology -- Dossier
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
328 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643584904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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