Playing For Time by Fania Fénelon w. Marcelle Routier [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1977 • Atheneum

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Playing For Time: An Extraordinary personal account of the women's orchestra in Auschwitz-Birkenau by Fania Fénelon with Marcelle Routier


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Dust jacket does show visible shelf and rub wear, but is overall clean and in tact!  Now housed in a new Archival Quality brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is excellent.  Clean, tight boards bound in orange cloth.   Reads good as new. 

In 1943, Fania Fenelon was a Paris cabaret singer, a secret member of the Resistance, and a Jew. Captured by the Nazis, she was sent to Auschwitz where she became one of the legendary orchestra girls who used music to survive the Holocaust.

Playing for Time is her personal account of that incredible experience. It is one of the most powerful -- and true -- stories of our time, as one of the few survivors of the women's orchestra in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination complex recalls her experiences and the ironies and degradations of concentration camp life.