Playing for Time
Syracuse University Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
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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Review: Playing For TimeUser Review - Marianne - Goodreads
i read this story when i was around tenk and would have given it 5 stars. as an andult i realize she is portraying herself as a saint among heathens. i give the book 4 stars for the story. but it is really more like a 3 star book given her portrayal of herself. Read full review
Review: Playing For TimeUser Review - Christina - Goodreads
This book is really morbidly interesting about the female orchestra in Birkenau led by Alma Rose until her death. I personally found it a little difficult to remember which woman was which because ... Read full review