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Aimee and Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 - Erica Fischer

London: Bloomsbury, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, slight fading to the spine, with an untidy but closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Pages deeply tanned by age.

First British Edition, first published 1994, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Germany. Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: “In the Berlin of 1942, Lilly Wust was married to a soldier and the mother of four children. Her quiet domestic life was for ever changed when she met and fell in love with Jewish Felice Schragenheim. Aimee and Jaguar, as the two called one another, embarked on an ecstatic affair, exchanging letters and poems and even signing a marriage contract. After only sixteen months, their happiness was destroyed by the Gestapo: Felice was taken away to the Theresienstadt and Gross-Rosen concentration camps. Lilly received a last letter from Felice in 1945: A thousand thanks for everything and think of me always. That will help because I’m still outside and it’s minus 15 here. I love you very much. Kisses, kisses, kisses, from Jaguar.

Erica Fischer has documented this extraordinary story after spending countless hours talking to the eighty-year-old Lilly, and to friends and acquaintances of the two women. Her account, together with a remarkable collection of photographs, is an unforgettable witness to an unusual love in a time of extremes.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 274 pages.
£16.00