DO YOU REMEMBER, MARIANNE?
Te souviens-tu Marianne ? - Philippe Nessman et Christel Espié - 23 x 33 cm - 32 pages - Picture book - September 2022 - EUR 16
Philippe Nessmann brings the brave Resistance fighter Marianne Cohn back to life, through a moving letter written to her, that recounts her childhood in Berlin with a German Jewish family, her adolescence overshadowed by the rise of Nazism, her exodus to Spain and then France, and her entry into the Resistance at the age of eighteen. Until her arrest in May 1944, she hid Jewish children and provided them with false documents. She saved more than 200 children from the Nazis. She was assassinated two months after she was arrested by the Germans with 30 Jewish children she was trying to get to safety. The children were spared. Christel Espié’s masterful illustrations make this book a classic.
Philippe Nessmann is an engineer by training and holds a master’s degree in History of Art. He is passionate about science and history, and writes historical novels and scientific non-fiction books for children.
Christel Espié graduated from Emile Cohl. She has illustrated several picture books and is known for her exploration of great classics, such as Sherlock Holmes, Tom Sawyer or Arsène Lupin.