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Hannah's Dress: Berlin 1904-2014

Hannah s Dress Berlin Hannah s Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin s modern history Curious to learn about the city she has lived in for over twenty years journalist Pascale Hugues investigates the lives of the men

  • Title: Hannah's Dress: Berlin 1904-2014
  • Author: Pascale Hugues
  • ISBN: 9781509509812
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hannah s Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin s modern history Curious to learn 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 familiHannah s Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin s modern history Curious to learn 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 Hannah and the Jewish families who experience the pain of exile or the horror of deportation And we experience the hardships and anguish of those who remain forced to make agonising choices under the constant fear of Allied bombing raids.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 an entire continent across the 20th century.

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    1. When author Pascale Hugues moved to Berlin, she had the inspired idea to write the biography of her street. It is unassuming; her apartment in a renovated older building. There is an underground stop, a church, a small, scruffy square, a little alley linking the street to a major road and a pizza shop. Berlin, like so many other cities in Europe, bear the scars of war. The modern and the old live side by side, with new buildings replaced those that were bombed.This is the story, then, of a stree [...]


    2. In Hannah's Dress Pascale Hugues, a French journalist living in Berlin, investigates the history of her street which at the beginning of the twentieth century was occupied by wealthy bourgeois families, many of them Jewish. Everything changed with the arrival of the Nazi party, of course. A few of the Jewish occupants managed to get out in time, to America or Israel, abandoning or selling properties and belongings for a pittance, but most ended up victims of the Nazi killing machine. At the hear [...]


    3. GNab I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Pascale Hugues, and Polity in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your hard work with me. This English version was translated by Jon Delogu, with passages from the German translated by Nick Somers. This proved to be a very compelling book, from an unusual perspective. Pascale Hugues, a French journalist living in Berlin, tells us about the residents, businesses and local attitudes of the street where she l [...]


    4. A macro history made micro and, in doing so, provides a smart way in to what can be an overwhelming set of circumstances. 20th century Germany is endlessly fascinating - a very enjoyable read.I received an eARC from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


    5. Hannah's Dress is a very interesting read, but the title is completely inappropriate. The book is about the history of a Berlin street the author resides, from 1904-2014. The dress is just one story out of many included, And completely misleads readers. The author tracked down former residents and revealed their stories, all equally fascinating. How many people actually contemplate the precious owners of their home? This author did and shares a wealth of history about a street that continuously [...]


    6. Thanks Netgalley for the ARC Kindle version of this bookI enjoy historical fiction about WWI; however, I didn't care for this book.If you enjoy dates and details of places and areas, you'll enjoy this book.


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