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Epstein, Franci

Overview
Works: 11 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 863 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives‡vCzech 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: DB2629, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Franci Epstein
 
Most widely held works by Franci Epstein
Under a cruel star : a life in Prague 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first-hand account of the arrest and trial of Rudolph Margolius during the Slánský show trials in 1952 by his wife and an extended essay on post-war Czechoslovak politics by the exiled philosopher Erazim Kohák
Under a cruel star : a life in Prague, 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heda Margolius Kovaly's steady gaze at the lives caught up in Czechoslovakia's tragic fate under the Nazis and then during the Stalin era illuminates the chaotic life of a nation. Kovaly was deported to concentration camps, escaped from a death march, nearly starved in the postwar years, only to be shattered by her husband's conviction (in the infamous 1952 Slansky trial) and his execution. Resonant with lyricism, this gripping memoir is uplifting even in the midst of horror."--Jacket
Prague farewell by Heda Kovály( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, the author's young husband, Rudolf Margolius, was one of 11 Jews executed during the notorious Slansky trial. They were all rehabilitated years after they were hanged. With cumulative force, this quietly fierce recreation of these events confronts the darker realities of the totalitarian state in Czechoslovakia - the persecution by the Nazis from 1941 through the war and by the Stalinist Communists after the war, a testament to man's blindness and weakness
Franci's war : a woman's story of survival by Franci Epstein( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engrossing memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein. In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek'designated a Jew by the Nazi racial laws'arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her three-year journey from Terezin to the Czech family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, to the slave labor camps in Hamburg, and Bergen Belsen. After liberation by the British in April 1945, she finally returned to Prague. Franci was known in her group as the Prague dress designer who lied to Dr. Mengele at an Auschwitz selection, saying she was an electrician, an occupation that both endangered and saved her life. In this memoir, she offers her intense, candid, and sometimes funny account of those dark years, with the women prisoners in her tight-knit circle of friends. Franci's War is the powerful testimony of one incredibly strong young woman who endured the horrors of the Holocaust and survived
[Frances Epstein]( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prague farewell by Heda Kovály( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1952, the author's young husband, Rudolf Margolius, was one of 11 Jews executed during the notorious Slansky trial. They were all rehabilitated years after they were hanged. With cumulative force, this quietly fierce recreation of these events confronts the darker realities of the totalitarian state in Czechoslovakia - the persecution by the Nazis from 1941 through the war and by the Stalinist Communists after the war, a testament to man's blindness and weakness. 1988
Klinični pomen bakterije Enterococcus cecorum z opisom primera = The clinical significance of the Enterococcum cecorum - case control( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Slovenian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Under a cruel star : a life in Prague, 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The author's look] at the lives caught up in Czechoslovakia's tragic fate under the Nazis and then during the Stalin era illuminates the chaotic life of a nation. [She] was deported to concentration camps, escaped from a death march, nearly starved in the postwar years, only to be shattered by her husband's conviction (in the infamous 1952 Slansky trial) and his execution.-Back cover
Franci's war : a true story by Franci Epstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Auschwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance: she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation
 
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Under a cruel star : a life in Prague, 1941-1968
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Prague farewell
Alternative Names
Epstein, Franci 1920-1989

Epstein, Franci Rabinek

Epstein, Francis‏

Epstein Rabinek, Franci, 1920-1989

Epsteinová Rabinková, Františka, 1920-1989

Rabinek, Franci

Rabinek, Franziska Paulina Margaret, 1920-1989

Rabínková, Františka, 1920-1989

Sachsel, Franzi, 1920-1989

Solar, Franci, 1920-1989

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