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The Resource Hannah's Dress : Berlin 1904 - 2014, Pascale Hugues; Translated by C. Jon Delogu, Nick Somers

Hannah's Dress : Berlin 1904 - 2014, Pascale Hugues; Translated by C. Jon Delogu, Nick Somers

Label
Hannah's Dress : Berlin 1904 - 2014
Title
Hannah's Dress
Title remainder
Berlin 1904 - 2014
Statement of responsibility
Pascale Hugues; Translated by C. Jon Delogu, Nick Somers
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Hannah's Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin's modern history. Curious to learn more about the city she has lived in for over twenty years, journalist Pascale Hugues investigates the lives of the men, women and children who have occupied her ordinary street during the course of the last century.
  • "The book's intimate lens on history is rivetting, if at times labrynthine as the street's social dynamic is built up. Hugues brings the tumultuous twentieth century to vivid, messy life through the memories f the men and women who lived in the community. It's a testament to the human costs of catastrophe and the resilience of ordinary people in the face of unthinkable struggle." Bridey Heing, Times Literary Supplement "This is a terrific book. Hugues writes very well and she has a real eye for the killer vignette. Her gallery of characters is engrossing and, in one or two cases, unforgettable. Hannah's Dress will find an appreciative audience among all those interested in the Holocaust and twentieth-century German history generally." - Brendan Simms, University of Cambridge "This unusual memoir uses the author's personal experience living in one street in Berlin as a window into the German past. She reaches out to elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees around the world who once lived on her street, and in her sophisticated narrative she peels back the layers hiding individual experiences so elusive to many professional historians." - Deborah Hertz, University of California at San Diego " Hannah's Dress is a book that is both tender and bittersweet, shocking and full of surprises. It is a unique, moving and very well-written narrative that has justly been awarded the Simone Veil Prize." - Elle "Pascale Hugues' account of her street and its inhabitants is a little wonder of a book." - Neue Zurcher Zeitung
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Biographical or historical data
Pascale Hugues is a French writer and journalist who has reported for the French newspapers Liberation and Le Point from Berlin for over twenty-five years. She also writes in numerous German publications and is a columnist for the daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Hugues, Pascale
Dewey number
943.1554
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Delogu, C. Jon
  • Somers, Nick
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  • Streets
  • Social & cultural history
  • European history
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • 21st century history: from c 2000 -
  • History
  • Social & cultural history
  • European history
  • Scheoneberg (Berlin, Germany)
  • Scheoneberg (Berlin, Germany)
  • Scheoneberg (Berlin, Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
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Hannah's Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin's modern history. Curious to learn more about the city she has lived in for over twenty years, journalist Pascale Hugues investigates the lives of the men, women and children who have occupied her ordinary street during the course of the last century. We see the street being built in 1904 and the arrival of the first families of businessmen, lawyers and bankers. We feel the humiliation of defeat in 1918, the effects of economic crisis, and the rise of Hitler's Nazi party. We tremble alongside the Jewish families, whose experience is so movingly captured in the story of two friends, Hannah and Susanne. When only Hannah is able to escape the horrors of deportation, the dress made for her by Susanne becomes a powerful reminder of all that was lost. In 1945 the street is all but destroyed; the handful of residents left want to forget the past altogether and start afresh. When the Berlin Wall goes up, the street becomes part of West Berlin and assumes a rather suburban identity, a home for all kinds of petite bourgeoisie, insulated from the radical spirit of 1968. However, this quickly changes in the 1970s with the arrival of its most famous resident, superstar David Bowie. Today, the street is as tranquil and prosperous as in the early days, belying a century of eventful, tumultuous history. This engrossing account of a single street, awarded the prestigious 2014 European Book Prize, sheds new light on the complex history not only of Berlin but of an entire continent across the twentieth century
Target audience
general
Label
Hannah's Dress : Berlin 1904 - 2014, Pascale Hugues; Translated by C. Jon Delogu, Nick Somers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Contents
Contents Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Quiet Street in Nice Neighbourhood Chapter 2 Built to Last Chapter 3 Lilli Ernsthaft: Our Doyenne Chapter 4 A Needle in a Haystack Chapter 5 Gunther Jauch at the Jeckes' Chapter 6 The Balcony Across the Street Chapter 7 Hannah's Dress Chapter 8 The Spitting Image of His Father! Chapter 9 We have to save the furniture! Chapter 10 The Roof of the World Chapter 11 And to Think They Lost the War Chapter 12 The Revenants Chapter 13 Finally, Glory! Chapter 14 Frau Soller Moves Chapter 15 Gossip Chapter 16 Rebel Rebel Photo credits
Control code
9781509509812
Dimensions
21x13x3 cm.
Extent
250 p.
Isbn
9781509509812
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other control number
9781509509812
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Hannah's Dress : Berlin 1904 - 2014, Pascale Hugues; Translated by C. Jon Delogu, Nick Somers
Publication
Note
Hardback
Contents
Contents Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Quiet Street in Nice Neighbourhood Chapter 2 Built to Last Chapter 3 Lilli Ernsthaft: Our Doyenne Chapter 4 A Needle in a Haystack Chapter 5 Gunther Jauch at the Jeckes' Chapter 6 The Balcony Across the Street Chapter 7 Hannah's Dress Chapter 8 The Spitting Image of His Father! Chapter 9 We have to save the furniture! Chapter 10 The Roof of the World Chapter 11 And to Think They Lost the War Chapter 12 The Revenants Chapter 13 Finally, Glory! Chapter 14 Frau Soller Moves Chapter 15 Gossip Chapter 16 Rebel Rebel Photo credits
Control code
9781509509812
Dimensions
21x13x3 cm.
Extent
250 p.
Isbn
9781509509812
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other control number
9781509509812
Specific material designation
regular print

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