Behind one of the world's largest beauty and cosmetics companies lie some ugly secrets, which Monica Waitzfelder attempts to uncover in this compelling personal account. During World War II, as Jewish homes were being seized one after another, the Rosenfelder family was forced to flee the nation, leaving behind their jobs, their possessions, and their family home. After the fighting ended, the family discovered that they were unable to return to what had rightfully been their property; cosmetics giant L'Oreal had taken over the building and made it their head office. Refusing to recognise the building's original owners, the corporation was brought to court by the Rosenfelder's young daughter, Monica, an ordeal that she chronicles in this honest, personal tale of one family's ongoing struggle to regain what it lost during the war.
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(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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Author Biography - Monica Waitzfelder
Monica Waitzfelder, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1953, has lived in Paris since 1984. She has directed opera at the Paris National Opera, the Theatre du Chatelet, and at other French and international venues.