Playing for Time

Playing for Time

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by Fania Fenelon, Marcelle Routier
     
 

In 1943, Fania Fenelon was a Paris cabaret singer, a secret member of the Resistance, and a Jew. Captured by the Nazis, she was sent to Auschwitz, and later, Bergen-Belsen. With unnerving clarity and an astonishing ability to find humor where only despair should prevail, the author charts her eleven months as one of "the orchestra girls"; writes of the loves, the… See more details below

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In 1943, Fania Fenelon was a Paris cabaret singer, a secret member of the Resistance, and a Jew. Captured by the Nazis, she was sent to Auschwitz, and later, Bergen-Belsen. With unnerving clarity and an astonishing ability to find humor where only despair should prevail, the author charts her eleven months as one of "the orchestra girls"; writes of the loves, the laughter, hatreds, jealousies, and tensions that racked this privileged group whose only hope of survival was to make music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815604945
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
534,140
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.63(d)

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