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 - Kazu - Goodreads
An incredible and shocking testimony of one of the women who played in the Mädchenorchester von Auschwitz. Read full review
Review: Playing For TimeUser 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