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Title Assassinat d'une modiste / Arte France et iO production preśentent ; un film de Catherine Bernstein ; avec la collaboration de Nico Di Biase
Edition [Widescreen presentation]
Published [Paris] : Blaqout, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  940.5318092 Berger Ber/Aam  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : color with black and white seq. ; 4 3/4 in
Series La collection documentaire : meḿoire et transmission
Collection documentaire
Summary "Between her date of birth, on the 2nd of July 1901, and her deportation to Auschwitz, on the 18th of July 1943, in a wagon train leaving from Drancy, Odette Bernstein's life left few traces, except those found in the administrative archives. This young and independent woman, from a well-off family of Neuilly-sur-Seine, was the filmmaker's great aunt. Before World War II, she created her own hatmaking business, and changed name at the same time, becoming Fanny Berger. She set up [a shop on] rue Balzac, near the Champs Elyseés. German occupation didn't stop immediately her booming business, but anti-Jewish laws from Vichy government would quickly get hold of it. The noose tightened around her: contacts with her clients were forbidden as well as the opening of a bank account, obligation to get her name registered and to hold the yellow star ... until Fanny Berger tried to escape to reach the free zone, got caught and was interned in Drancy camp. In the meantime, French administration managed to make 'Aryan' most Jewish firms, and Fanny Berger's hatmaking business was sold, supervised by a temporary administrator. In 1942, Fanny Berger found herself with no home, no business and no rights." -- Dissidenz International
Notes Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2005
Extras include: A propos de la Commission d'Indemnisation des Victimes des Spoilations (CIVS) (15 min.) ; Le rôle de la Caisse des Deṕôts et Consignations dans la spoliation des biens juifs (29 min.); Les camps du Loiret (12 min.)
Credits Camera, Jeŕôme Colin; editor, Stefan Richter; music, Christophe Chevalier
Cast Monique Bernstein, Michel Bernstein, Fabienne Falluel ... [et al.]
Performer Narrator, Fejria Deliba; letter read by Leóne Depain
Notes DVD-R. Region unspecified
No rating given
In French or dubbed German; optional subtitles in English
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Berger, Odette Fanny, 1901-1943.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- France.
Clothing trade -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures, French.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Personal narratives.
Author Bernstein, Catherine, 1964- director
Di Biase, Nico, associated name
Bernstein, Monique, interviewee
Bernstein, Michel, interviewee
Falluel, Fabienne, interviewee
Deliba, Fejria, narrator
Depain, Leóne, narrator
Chevalier, Christophe, composer
ARTE France, producer
iO Production, producer
Blaq Out (Firm), distributor
Other Titles English title on disc: Murder of a hat-maker