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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, 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.

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Avon Free Library 940.5318 FRE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300515028
Checked out
02/05/2020
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Bristol Library BIO FRE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52134300058223
Checked out
02/06/2020
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Livonia Public Library BIO FRENKEL (Text)
Adult New
52140300580736
Checked out
02/07/2020
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Naples Library B FRE (Text)
Adult Biographies
52124300381006
Checked out
01/27/2020
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Ontario Public Library 940.54 FRE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300778578
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01/29/2020
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Palmyra Community Library 92 FRENKEL (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52127300414107
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Sodus Community Library BIO FRENKEL (Text)
Adult Biographies
52148300524596
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02/12/2020
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Victor Farmington Library BIO FRE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300903479
Checked out
02/04/2020
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