Interview with Sarah Kaminsky by Deborah Kalb

Sarah Kaminsky author photo credit Béatrice Cruveiller-web

Q : How did you separate your roles as daughter and observer as you wrote your best-selling biography of your father, Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life?

A : When I was asking him questions for the book, we were not like father and daughter. I was an observer, I had to do a lot of historical research to connect it to his personal story. I had interviewed a lot of people of resistance movements, etc. So I had a professional approach. When the work sessions were finished, I became a daughter once again. Of course the fact that we are father and daughter made it easier because of the trust we have in each other…