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Author Frenkel, Francoise, 1889-1975 author.

Uniform Title Rien o`u poser sa tłete. English
Title A Bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis / Francoise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frederic Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee.

Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  940.53 Fre    ---  Available
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Note "First published in France as Rien o`u poser sa tłete by L'Arbal`ete 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.
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.
Summary In 1921, Francoise 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. Francoise'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 Francoise 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, Francoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Frenkel, Francoise, 1889-1975.
Jewish women -- Germany -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography.
Berlin (Germany) -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst00958866
Jewish women. (OCoLC)fst00983062
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Germany -- Berlin. (OCoLC)fst01204829
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Modiano, Patrick, 1945- writer of preface.
Maria, Frederic, compiler.
Smee, Stephanie, translator.
ISBN 9781501199844

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