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“...a complex portrait of Taro and her friends.”

Newspaper, blog or website: Lilith Magazine
Date: Apr 22 2020
URL: https://www.lilith.org/articles/writing-outside-the-frame/

“In her ambitious historical novel, The Girl with the Leica, Italian novelist Helena Janeczek explores in fiction the life of Gerda Taro, a real-life photographer and an anti-Fascist activist who died at the age of 27 while covering the Spanish Civil War. Janeczek creates a complex portrait of Taro and her friends...this portrayal reminds us that before the concentration camps forced a monolithic, tragic fate on millions of Jews, Europe’s Jews forged identities apart from ethnicity or religion, just as many do today.”

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