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Author: Fania Fénelon; Marcelle Routier; Judith Landry
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st. Syracuse University Press edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Fania Fénelon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fania Fénelon; Marcelle Routier; Judith Landry
ISBN: 0815604947 9780815604945
OCLC Number: 37024853
Description: ix, 262 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Sursis pour l'orchestre.
Responsibility: Fania Fénelon with Marcelle Routier ; translated from the French by Judith Landry.

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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 where she became one of the legendary "orchestra  Read more...

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