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The journal of Hélène Berr / translated from the French by David Bellos, with an introduction and an essay by David Bellos, and and afterword by Mariette Job

Publication | Library Call Number: DS135.F9 B498413 2008
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The joyful but ultimately heartbreaking journal of a young Jewish woman in occupied Paris, now published for the first time, 63 years after her death. In 1942, Hélène Berr, a 21-year-old Jewish student at the Sorbonne, started to keep a journal, writing with verve and style about her everyday life in Paris--about her studies, her friends, her growing affection for the "boy with the grey eyes," about the sun in the dewdrops, and about the effect of the growing restrictions imposed by France's Nazi occupiers. Humiliations were to follow, which she records, now with a view to posterity. She wants the journal to go to her fiancé, who has enrolled with the Free French Forces, as she knows she may not live much longer. She was right. The final entry is dated February 15, 1944, and we now know she died in Bergen-Belsen in April 1945, within a month of Anne Frank and just days before the liberation of the camp.--From publisher description.

Uniform Title
Journal. English
Berr, Hélène, 1921-1945.
New York. : Weinstein Books, c2008
Includes bibliographical references and index
"Books quoted or mentioned by Hélène Barr": p. [295]-296
1st ed
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