A bookshop in Berlin The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
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SummaryIn 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.
ContentsIntro; Title Page; Preface; Foreword; Chapter I: A French Bookshop in Berlin; Chapter II: Paris; Chapter III: Avignon; Chapter IV: Vichy; Chapter V: Avignon; Chapter VI: Nice; Chapter VII: Somewhere in the Mountains; Chapter VIII: Return to Nice; Chapter IX: Grenoble; Chapter X: At the Border; Chapter XI: Annecy; Chapter XII: Saint-Julien; Chapter XIII: Annecy; Chapter XIV: At the Border; Chapter XV: Heading for Switzerland; Chronology; Dossier; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Photographic Credits; Copyright
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Jewish women Germany Biography
World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, Jewish
Biography & Autobiography
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