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Françoise Frankel: a spirited woman on the run in Occupied France

27 January 2018

9:00 AM

27 January 2018

9:00 AM

Françoise Frenkel was a Polish Jew, who adored books and spent much of her early life studying and working in Paris. Her passion for French literature led her to open the first French bookshop in Berlin in 1921, a resounding success in spite of the predominantly Francophobe sentiment in Germany following the first world war.

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