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

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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.
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Autobiographies
Berlin (Germany) -- Biography
Frenkel, Françoise, -- 1889-1975
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish refugees -- 20th century -- Biography
Jewish women -- Biography
Jewish women -- France -- Biography
Jewish women -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography
Jewish women -- Germany -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish
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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 : 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
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]
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
Nonfiction
World War, 1939-1945