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La Cliente

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 189 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Gallimard Education (first published 1998)
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Ann
Jan 04, 2016 Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: french
The narrator is doing biographical research in some paperwork relating to the Occupation, and more specifically to the denunciations of Jewish business owners, when he comes across a mention of the name Fetchner, a firm of furriers. He realizes with a shock that these are relatives-by-marriage of his, and that they had not only lost their business during the forced aryanization, but that most of the family had perished in the concentration camps. The patriarch of the firm, one of the few members ...more
Marie
May 21, 2016 Marie rated it it was amazing
Kniha se mi dostala do ruky náhodou - ale jsem tak ráda, že jsem na ni narazila - je totiž skvělá!. Příběh badatele, jež při zkoumání archivu náhodou narazí na udavačský dopis , který se přímo dotýkal rodiny jeho ženy - toho dne se dotkl zla a ten okamžik změní celý jeho život, nedá mu spát a nutí ho pátrat po příčinách a důvodech :... chtěl jsem vědět. Potřeboval jsem vědět. Nikdy bych si neodpustil, že jsem zahlédl absolutní zlo a zavřel oči..

Kniha je svým způsoben nesmírně aktuální, antisemi
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Victor
Oct 31, 2008 Victor rated it really liked it
Though the main character in Assouline's La Cliente comes across as a very judgemental, even busybody person, he did not bother me once. In his search to understand the 'absolute evil' - people who denounced others anonymously in occupied France - he learns once more there is no black and white, only shades of gray - which is another way of saying that it is not so difficult to understand why people acted the way they did, though the consequences of their actions were horrid - in this case, send ...more
Stephanie Rabemiafara
May 13, 2014 Stephanie Rabemiafara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Très joli livre, très belle écriture. Cela faisait longtemps que je ne lisais plus une si jolie facon décrire, fine, et intelligente. Lauteur partage justement les tourments de son narrateur. ...more
Maryline Daviaud Lewett
Jul 12, 2010 Maryline Daviaud Lewett rated it really liked it
Good page of history and intrigue but too dark for me. WWII collaboration story.
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