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A Bookshop in Berlin
- The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman's Harrowing Escape from the Nazis
- By: Françoise Frenkel, Patrick Modiano - foreword
- Narrated by: Jilly Bond
- Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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.
Fine memoir. Narrator a bit over the top.
- By Justine Kauffman on 12-09-19
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