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The Resource Hannah's dress : Berlin 1904-2014, Pascale Hugues ; translated by C. Jon Delogu

Hannah's dress : Berlin 1904-2014, Pascale Hugues ; translated by C. Jon Delogu

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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
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • 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. 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
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Awards note
Winner of The European Book Prize. --Cover.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hugues, Pascale
Dewey number
943.1554
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Delogu Christopher Jon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Streets
  • Schoneberg (Berlin, Germany)
  • Schoneberg (Berlin, Germany)
  • Schoneberg (Berlin, Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Target audience
adult
Label
Hannah's dress : Berlin 1904-2014, Pascale Hugues ; translated by C. Jon Delogu
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: La robe de Hannah : Berlin 1904-2014. Paris : Les Arènes, [2014]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058554918
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
vii, 270 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509509812
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016038265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956984992
Label
Hannah's dress : Berlin 1904-2014, Pascale Hugues ; translated by C. Jon Delogu
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: La robe de Hannah : Berlin 1904-2014. Paris : Les Arènes, [2014]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058554918
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
vii, 270 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509509812
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016038265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956984992

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