Playing for Time

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Syracuse University Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
12 Reviews
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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User Review  - Kazu - Goodreads

An incredible and shocking testimony of one of the women who played in the Mädchenorchester von Auschwitz. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen Davis Lance - Goodreads

Although this book was not as fascinating as it was when I first read it at the age of 12 (one of my first autobiographical reads from a concentration camp survivor), I was still struck by Fania's ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
26
Section 4
48
Section 5
100
Section 6
113
Section 7
122
Section 8
135
Section 9
152
Section 10
169
Section 11
177
Section 12
194
Section 13
212
Section 14
250
Section 15
261
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About the author (1997)

Fenelon was an entertainer living in paris.

Judith Landry was educated at Somerville College, Oxford where she obtained a first class honours degree in French and Italian. She combines a career as a translator of works of fiction, art and architecture with part-time teaching. Her translations for Dedalus are: The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga, New Finnish Grammar, God's Dog and The Last of the Vostyachs by Diego Marani, The Mussolini Canal by Antonio Pennacchi, The Devil in Love by Jacques Cazotte, Prague Noir: The Weeping Woman on the Streets of Prague by Sylvie Germain and Smarra & Trilby by Charles Nodier.

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