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Vera Gran : the accused

Author: Agata Tuszyńska
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, and her piano accompanist, Władysław Szpilman. Gran was a beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star: sensual contralto, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto, but afterwards accused of collaborating with the Nazis. An explosive, resonant portrait of lives lived inside a nightmare time, exploring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Wiera Gran; Wiera Gran
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agata Tuszyńska
ISBN: 9780307269126 0307269124
OCLC Number: 795175228
Language Note: English translated from the French translated from the original Polish.
Notes: "THIS IS A BORZOI BOOK."
Description: xi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: She picked up the receiver but didn't speak --
She had promised me her dress --
It was a massive building --
What is the taste of hunger? --
She left the Jewish quarter on August 2, 1942 --
You were working with the Gestapo! --
"I can tell you a few things" --
The codes of survival inside the ghetto and on the outside --
"In the above deposition, I have told only the truth" --
She never called him "my pianist" --
"The Jews dreamed of having their own Mata Hari" --
To the Ministry of Public Security --
The train from Marseille pulled into the Gare de Lyon --
They threatened to attend the performance wearing the striped pajamas of the camps --
It's the last letter --
She's happy when I bring records of her singing --
It was to Lailly-en-Val, in the vicinity of Orléans --
December 12, 2007: the burial place.
Other Titles: Oskarżona Wiera Gran.
Responsibility: Agata Tuszyńska ; translated by Charles Ruas from the French of Isabelle Jannès-Kalinowski.

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The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, and her piano accompanist, Władysław Szpilman. Gran was a beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star: sensual contralto, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto, but afterwards accused of collaborating with the Nazis. An explosive, resonant portrait of lives lived inside a nightmare time, exploring the larger, more profound question of the nature of collaboration, of the price of survival, and of the long, treacherous shadow cast in its aftermath.

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