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A bookshop in Berlin: the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis

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A PEOPLE BOOK OF THE WEEK WINNER OF THE JQ-WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE "A haunting tribute to survivors and those lost forever--and a reminder, in our own troubled era, never to forget." -- People An "exceptional" ( The Wall Street Journal ) and "poignant" ( The New York Times ) book in the tradition of rediscovered works like Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife , the powerful memoir of a fearless 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, A Bookshop in Berlin is a remarkable story of survival and resilience, of human cruelty and human spirit. In the tradition of Suite Française and The Nazi Officer's Wife , this book is the tale of a fearless woman whose lust for life and literature refuses to leave her, even in her darkest hours.
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Autobiographies
Berlin (Germany) -- Biography
Frenkel, Françoise, -- 1889-1975
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- 1939-1945) -- Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish refugees -- 20th century -- Biography
Jewish women -- France -- Biography
Jewish women -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish women -- Germany -- Biography
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Polish
title_displayA bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis
title_fullA Bookshop in Berlin The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
A bookshop in Berlin (sound recording): the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis / Françoise Frenkel ; with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; [translation by Stephanie Smee]
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis / Françoise Frenkel ; with a preface by 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 / Françoise Frenkel ; with a preface by Patrick Modiano ; dossier compiled by Frédéric Maria ; translated by Stephanie Smee
title_shortA bookshop in Berlin
title_subthe rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Frenkel, Françoise
History
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish refugees
Jewish women
Jews
Judaica
Large type books
Nonfiction
World War, 1939-1945