Helena Janeczek - The Girl With The Leica
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Gerda Taro was a German-Jewish war photographer, anti-fascist activist, and artist who, together with her partner, the Hungarian Endre Friedmann, was one half of alias, Robert Capa, widely considered to be the twentieth centurys greatest war and political photographer. Taro was killed while embedded during the Spanish Civil War. She was the first female photojournalist to be killed on a battlefield.August 1, 1937, Paris. Taros twenty-seventh birthday, and her funeral. Freidmann, who would henceforth be known as Robert Capa, leads the procession, is devastated. He first taught her to use the Leica. Together, the left for the Spanish Civil War to document the travesties committed by the fascists. There are other in the procession: Ruth Cerf, Taros old friend from Leipzig with whom she fled to Paris; Willy Chardack, ex-lover; Georg Kuritzkes, another lover and a key figure in the International Brigades. They have all known a Gerda who is different from the heroic anti-fascist figure who is being mourned and celebrated on that day. A phone call between Willy and Georg is the spark that ignites this kaleidoscopic novel of which Gerda is the beating heart. The 1930s, economic depression, the rise of Nazism, the hostility towards refugees in France, warring ideologies, the ascendency of photography as the ages quintessential art form, and above all, the extraordinary Gerda Taro: The Girl with the Leica is a must-read for fans of historical fiction featuring complex female characters
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