Star crossed : a true Romeo and Juliet story in Hitler's Paris / Heather Dune Macadam and Simon Worrall.
"Paris, 1940. The City of Light has fallen under German occupation. Among patriotic Parisians, the pursuit of art, culture, and jazz has become a bold act of defiance. So has forbidden love for talented and spirited Jewish teenager Annette Zelman, a student at the Beaux-Arts, and dashing young Catholic poet Jean Jausion. Despite their devout families' vehement opposition, the young couple finds acceptance at the famed Café de Flore, whose habitues include Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso, Django Reinhardt, and other luminaries of the Latin Quarter. For a time, Annette and Jean feel they have eluded the brute might of the relentless Nazis--and more immediately, their parents' threats and demands. But as restrictions on the Jewish community escalate to arrests and deportations, the maleficent forces gathering around the young lovers set them on divergent and tragically inevitable paths. Drawn from never-before-published family letters and other treasures, as well as archival sources and exclusive interviews, Star-Crossed offers us precious insight into the Holocaust and the lives French people bravely led under the Hitler regime. This breathtaking true story of beauty, art, liberation, and the transformative power of love resonates with an intimate story of undying devotion, seen through the prism of history"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780806541440
- ISBN: 080654144X
- Physical Description: xiv, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., 
- Copyright: ©2023
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-436) and index.
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Introduction -- Act one: 1941 Paris. Annette -- Petit Matin du Flore--in the small hours at the Flore -- Les réverbères -- Hitler and Annette -- Act two: 1940-41. The circus comes to town -- A surprise visit -- Becoming a floriste -- The zazous -- The moon prepares her nightly toilette -- Flea in a glass cage -- Eichmann's man in Paris -- Family crisis -- Dangerous liaisons -- Topography of terror -- Detox -- I'm feeling extremely kittenish -- I am afraid of becoming a woman -- I'm only good when I have a boy in mind -- Re-enthusiasm for a boy -- I rejoice like a thief -- Solutions tardives--late solutions -- A chore letter -- Le Système D -- Laziness mother of lilies -- The Zelman method -- Name of God -- Showdown at the Cafe Flore -- Act three: 1941-42. Happiness illuminates my future -- Blue like all that I love -- The dress chapter -- You are the man -- The ox effect -- Escape to Limoges -- Love nest on Rue Laugier -- Hitler's parrot -- A Zelman -- The depot -- Yellow stars -- Les tourelles -- The third convoy -- Auschwitz -- Roll call -- Operation Spring Breeze--Paris -- Himmler inspects Auschwitz -- Birkenau -- Act four: 1944-45. The empty seat -- Dispersal -- To the barricades! -- The road to Lorraine -- Return to the city of light -- Act five: 1942. Poland -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
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