Hannah's Dress: Berlin 1904 - 2014
Hannah's Dress tells the dizzying story of Berlin's modern history. Curious to learn more 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 famili...more
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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 ...more
I’d love to see someone do something similar with Toronto or Vancouver (my cities).
21 Hugues spends much time studying Berlin city archives, and I appreciate when she writes that time stops in the reading room. But I add, sometimes one travels back in time as well. Or brings the past alive.
I learned some new German words and ...more
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