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Association of Jewish Libraries reviews “Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life”

“Ably translated, the prose carries the tension of a spy novel. […] Sights and smells of laboratories are vividly rendered, along with the nuances of photoengraving and careful interactions with strangers and colleagues. […] This is a fascinating tribute to a humanitarian and a glimpse at the nuts and bolts of covert operations.” – Hallie … Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives advance praise from The Virginia Gazette

We are pleased to announce advance praise for Hitler, Stalin and I: An Oral History, scheduled for publication in January 2018. “In today’s political climate of rising extremist ideologies and nationalist tendencies, a new book, Hitler, Stalin and I, is an oral history that examines persecutions rooted in strong political rhetoric of exclusion. Czech author … Continue reading

The Literary Review loves The Consequences

The Literary Review (TLR): “The Consequences is reminiscent of Milan Kundera. Yet where Kundera employs himself as the didactic narrator, Weijers puts existential insights directly into the minds of her characters. The result is a much less controlled narrative, one which leaps from thought to thought without ever venturing an answer, and whose characters emerge as … Continue reading

Editor’s Choice: “Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life” by the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research

Eugenia P. Treadwell writes: “This riveting story captures the reader’s imagination, bringing us back in time to Europe, Africa, and South America, including Nazi Germany, and the Algerian War of Independence. These harrowing moments of history are recreated through interviews with Mr. Kaminsky himself, offering rare insight from a forger’s perspective and how one person … Continue reading

Ivan Margolius wins annual prize from British Czech and Slovak Association

Congratulations to author and architectural scholar Ivan Margolius for winning the annual writing prize through the British Czech and Slovak Association for his article about architects Karel Honzik and FRS Yorke. His forthcoming translation Hitler, Stalin and I: An Oral History, is now available for pre-order. It’s also worth noting that Ivan received the Second … Continue reading

The Consequences receives nomination and review by National Book Critics Circle

“Minnie Panis is a Dutch artist of growing international reputation. One day, she opens Vogue and finds nearly nude photographs of herself featured in a fashion spread. She did not agree to pose for these pictures, and yet she instantly knows where they came from: a photographer she’d been sleeping with had betrayed her and … Continue reading

The Consequences reviewed by Riot Material Magazine

“Weijers masterfully slips back and forth between the (temporal) present and various pasts in Minnie’s life, elaborating on her disappearances and her sadness​. … Weijers’ literary inspiration comes from Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, but she leaves Beckett’s futility behind to deliver a deeply compelling search for meaning that at times turns on the slightest connections—like the fleeting … Continue reading

Resistance: Persecuted but not Silenced. A Literary-Musical Collage at Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Doppelhouse Press is honored to be part of the literary-musical collage, Resistance: Persecuted but not Silenced, at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York on November 9 at 7:30 pm. This collage unites resistive texts from three centuries with musical pieces by persecuted composers. Included as a free giveaway for attending is Erich Hackl’s “Three Tearless … Continue reading

Rain Taxi reviews The Consequences 

Garry Craig Powell writes: “This novel is a true must-read, and Weijers is an author all literate readers should discover. […] The Consequences is an astonishing book, shimmering with wit, wisdom, and beauty.” Read the full review at Rain Taxi.

Adolfo Kaminsky interviewed by Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes

Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper traveled to France in spring 2017 to interview Adolfo Kaminsky and Sarah Kaminsky. Both the broadcast and 60 Minutes Overtime, another 5 minute special, are viewable now!  Continue reading

New York Journal of Books reviews Maurice Rajsfus’ “The Vél d’Hiv Raid”

“A remarkable collection of primary source documents [that] arrives at a time when the United States and other Western democracies face significant decision points.​ […] Rajsfus’s work about the French treachery was completed years before Trump’s ascendancy to power. Its importance is to alert us to be attentive and vigilant. When must we act to … Continue reading

The Consequences reviewed by Literary Hub

From Literary Hub, we are pleased to share: “Minnie Panis is a conceptual artist whose near-death experience during an installation convinces her to seek psychological help. But is the doctor she’s chosen a helper, or a gateway to another dimension? ‘The day Minnie Panis vanished from her own life for the third time. . .’ … Continue reading

A new review of The Consequences

Coinciding with the launch of Niña Weijers’s U.S. book tour, we note the following review, “Weijers’ unusual life and art story is engaging throughout. … Thoroughly enjoyable and agreeably provocative.” – M.A. Orthofer, The Complete Review

The Consequences on “The Canon” for September

Sharp, intimate, and curious. – The Riveter Magazine, Riveting Books by Women Continue reading

Glowing review of Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement

Forgács’ “intellect, cultural knowledge and research, analytical and synthetic skills, is what makes Hungarian Art: Confrontation and Revival in the Modern Movement a text that I was unable to put down; one that will be used by those interested in the field for a long time to come.” – Dr. Oliver Botar, Hungarian Cultural Studies Continue reading

The Forger Documentary Selected for DC Shorts Film Festival

The Forger,  directed by Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia and Pamela Druckerman, is scheduled for multiple screenings at the DC Shorts Film Festival in September 2017. The Forger, is based on the best-selling book, Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life, by Sarah Kaminsky. Buy tickets at: festival.dcshorts.com/films/the-forger.

Foreword Reviews praises Maurice Rajfus’ “The Vél D’Hiv Raid”

Foreword Reviews: “Rare and invaluable is the writer who can address a topic that can’t possibly withstand further scrutiny … only to produce a brilliantly original, insight-filled manifesto. Maurice Rajsfus pulls off that exact feat of magic in The Vel d’Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo. That the French lustily … Continue reading

Red City Review praises Verklempt: Stories by Peter Sichrovsky

Red City Review writes: “What makes these stories so entertaining and engaging is the fact that the characters in each of the stories are the kind of people you’ve met before. They have to face relatable issues like dealing with the complications of a new love, getting older, struggling to keep their families together, and … Continue reading

The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude receives high praise by Roya Hakakian

“Of all the many books that have been published about Iran, none so viscerally conveys the absurdity of the censorship that bears on the nation, or the spirit of rebellion against it as ​The Artist, the Censor, and ​The Nude. Only an artist of the keenest sensibilities, like ​Pamela ​Joseph, can make such a distant … Continue reading

The Vél d’Hiv Raid: A Blight on France

Maurice Rajsfus, a French Jewish survivor who witnessed this infamous roundup, dissects it in a workmanlike book, The Vel D’Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo. … Seventy five years on, this appalling raid still blights French grandiose notions of liberty and equality. Continue reading

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