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Sir John Tusa calls Hitler, Stalin and I a “hopeful” book

“A compelling read, appalling and inspiring, tragic and hopeful. Heda’s voice comes through incredibly strongly and my admiration for her clear headed courage and determination is very deep. Full marks to the interviewer for her part in getting Heda’s testimony on the record. The words and tone of voice do not strike a false note. … Continue reading

5-star review of Hitler, Stalin and I by Tulsa Book Review

Tulsa Book Review praises Heda Margolius Kovály’s Hitler, Stalin and I: “Oral interviews can be a gold mine for historians, and this is no exception. It provides individual experiences that get lost in the grand narratives, and it values the stories that people tell about how they lived through momentous events in their lifetimes.” 5 stars … Continue reading

“Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life” featured in the journal Manuscripts

Manuscripts, the quarterly journal of The Manuscript Society, writes that this book “fascinates as a case study of a man driven by a lifelong compulsion, a psychological need, to combat oppression…a moving portrait of a compelling figure in a field rarely occupied by noble persons struggling to combat evil and right wrongs.” Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness

“Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. Her misfortunes, and her perseverance through them, make Hitler, Stalin and I both an important historical account and a testament to human endurance…A Czech writer who survived the Holocaust, Stalinism and exile gives a compact, … Continue reading

New York Journal of Books praises “Hitler, Stalin and I”

“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I. [… The book] is at once a harrowing journey, a kaleidoscope of images and sounds. If a reader truly hears the haunting words as if they are spoken one can begin to understand … 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

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

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.

Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait: “An excellent literary work.”

Recommended to all those interested not only in architecture but also in the dynamic era of twenties and thirties. … Continue reading

New review of Adolf Loos–A Private Portrait

Admirably fresh, interesting and well written…. Read more… Continue reading

Loos Exhibition in Pilsen Opens, Starring “A Private Portrait”

“Claire Beck Loos, the Witness of an Era” — exhibition in Pilsen examines the life of architect Adolf Loos through the biography of him written by photographer and author Claire Beck Loos. The Pilsen Synagogue is home to the exhibition all summer. Continue reading

The Times Literary Supplement praises Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life

“Every resistance movement had its forgers, ​but few have told their tales. Many, like​ ​Kaminsky, were very young technicians and​ ​chemists when they began their work. Sarah​ ​Kaminsky’s affectionate rendering of her​​ ​father’s life, with all the intricacies of his trade,​ ​is a book not just about a remarkable craftsman,​ ​but a man who strove … Continue reading

Documentary The Forger Named a Peabody Award Finalist

The documentary video “The Forger” by filmmakers Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia and Pamela Druckerman has been named a finalist in the 76th Annual Peabody Awards. The documentary is based on best-selling author Sarah Kaminsky’s book about her father, an unsung hero of the Paris Resistance in Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life. Kaminsky’s book has been translated into seven … Continue reading

The Forger Wins Audience Prize at Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto

An official selection at the Hot Docs Film Festival, The Forger, produced by The New York Times, wins the audience prize for short documentary. The Forger, by filmmakers Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia and Pamela Druckerman’s documentary, is based on the best-selling book, Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life, by Sarah Kaminsky.

Gale Cengage to include Kaminsky in Contemporary Authors

DoppelHouse Press congratulates Sarah Kaminsky on her inclusion in the forthcoming volume of Contemporary Authors, an imprint of Gale Cengage. Kaminsky joins over 112,00 distinguished writers in all genres whose works have been published in the English language. Contemporary Authors provides biographical details on modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Kaminsky interviewed by The Times of Israel writer Anne Joseph

Read The Times of Israel’s article about Adolfo Kaminsky, by writer Anne Joseph. “Even though he did things illegally, it was within his parameters of a fierce moral structure,” says Sarah Kaminsky.​​ Anne ​Joseph, “The book [Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life] talks about Adolfo’s ingenious methods for creating forgeries and gives an unflinching account of … Continue reading

Kaminsky Book Tour Continues

Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life Best-selling author Sarah Kaminsky tells the story of her father, an unsung hero of the Paris Resistance in Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life. The book has been translated into seven languages and chronicles Sarah Kaminsky’s father’s work as a forger for the 6th Section of the French Resistance, which saved … Continue reading

Interview with Sarah Kaminsky by Deborah Kalb

Q : How did you separate your roles as daughter and observer as you wrote the book?

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 with my father. Of course the fact that we are father and daughter made it easier because of the trust we have in each other…
Read on…
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National Book Review’s Hot Picks: Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life

The National Book Review chooses Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life as their lead Hot Pick. “Sarah Kaminsky tells the true story of her extraordinary father who courageously and secretly used his artistic talent to forge documents and save hundreds of lives as part of the French Resistance….” Continue reading

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