Playing for Time

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Syracuse University Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
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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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Fania was a French singer who performed with the Auschwitz orchestra. Her memoir is not well-written and she sounds like she'd be annoying to be around in real life, very full of herself and her ... Read full review

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Fania was a French singer who performed with the Auschwitz orchestra. Her memoir is not well-written and she sounds like she'd be annoying to be around in real life, very full of herself and her ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Fenelon was an entertainer living in paris.

Awarding-winning translator of giovanni Verga, diego Marani and Antonio Pennacchi.

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