The musicians of Auschwitz

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Published by Joseph in London .

Written in English

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  • Fénelon, Fania,
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp),
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives,
  • Musicians -- France -- Biography

Edition Notes

Translation of Sursis pour l"orchestre.

Book details

Statement[by] Fania Fenelon with Marcelle Routier ; translated from the French by Judith Landry.
ContributionsRoutier, Marcelle, joint author.
LC ClassificationsD810.J4 F39613 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 262 p. ;
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4284582M
ISBN 100718116097
LC Control Number78311129

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