The Resource A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Francoise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano

A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Francoise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano

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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
Francoise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This is the remarkable and prize-winning memoir of a fearless Jewish woman whose beloved bookshop was destroyed during Kristallnacht, sending her on a harrowing fight for survival across wartime Europe. In 1921, Franoise Frenkel-a Jewish woman from Poland-fulfills a lifelong dream. She opens Berlin's first French-language bookshop, La Maison du Livre, attracting artists, diplomats, celebrities, and poets. The shop soon becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. But as time passes and politics darken, Frenkel's bookshop is frequently visited by police officers who confiscate her beloved books. Frenkel's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht-The Night of Broken Glass-as Jewish shops and businesses, including La Maison du Livre, are destroyed. She flees to Paris where she witnesses countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses, and worse. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Frenkel survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her. Originally published in 1945, and rediscovered nearly sixty years later in an attic, A Bookshop in Berlin is the remarkable tale of one woman whose passion for life and literature helps her survive history's darkest hours as well as a stunning testament to the resilience of the human spirit
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1889-1975
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frenkel, Françoise
Dewey number
940.531092
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not applicable
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LC call number
D811.5
Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • history
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frenkel, Françoise
  • Jewish women
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Berlin (Germany)
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Label
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Francoise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4884285
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781797105192
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z100154148
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
9EA867CB-EB8D-4AB9-8B56-270D56EE0A8C
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  • on1126678345
  • (OCoLC)1126678345
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Label
A bookshop in Berlin : the rediscovered memoir of one woman's harrowing escape from the Nazis, Francoise Frenkel ; with a preface from Patrick Modiano
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4884285
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797105192
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z100154148
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
9EA867CB-EB8D-4AB9-8B56-270D56EE0A8C
System control number
  • on1126678345
  • (OCoLC)1126678345
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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