The House of Fragile Things

Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France

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Yale University Press, London
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A powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction

“Alluring and disturbing. . . . The depths of French anti-Semitism is...

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‘A remarkable book. I’ve finished reading with a sense of wonder at the unknown world its author recreates for us, and with shock at how senselessly that world was destroyed.’
—Alice Kaplan, author...

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