Woman of Letters - Irene Nemirovsky and Suite Francaise
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 . Woman of Letters, on view Sept. 24, 2008 – August 30, 2009 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, New York City, tells the remarkable story of Irène Némirovsky, a Russian-born Jewish author, who quickly rose to literary celebrity in her adopted France. But her fame and accomplishment, and even her conversion to Catholicism, were not enough to save her when war came; she was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. At the time of her arrest, Irène left behind a small suitcase containing family photos, her journal, and a manuscript – the manuscript for Suite Française. More than 60 years after she started her final novel, it was published .
 . to world-wide acclaim. Learn more about the manuscript’s discovery, view pages of the manuscript itself, and hear Denise Epstein speak about her beloved mother. photo of Irene and children
Think of me sometimes...I have done a lot of writing...I suppose they will be posthumous works, but it helps to pass the time.
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