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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815604945
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 362,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2001

    Will Alter the staunches perspectives..

    Playing for Time has earned the position of my all time favorite book and movie. I have read this very moving tale twice and never finish with out my soul being marked or altered in some way. There are always words or phrases that introduce themselves to me, that find me and introduce depth and morality to my life in ways that are only divine. God is everywhere and can use anyone to show the world about the triumph of the human spirit,which He has imputed unto us all, even to those who don't believe. Anyone who reads this will agree that this is not just another Holocaust story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 1999

    Hope in the Face of Travesty

    A beautifully written description of life as a 'priviliged' Jewess. Fania's uncanny memory and compassion for her fellow orchestra members is remarkable. She discusses how many can form prejudices and hate even in these detestable conditions. A remarkable story depicting a segment of Concentration camp life otherwise never observed. Passionate and detailed.

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