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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

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.

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

Interview by KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich about The Vél d’Hiv Raid

July 16 and 17 marked the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv Roundup. Levi Laub, activist and translator of our upcoming title, The Vél d’Hiv Raid by Maurice Rajsfus, was interviewed on Monday, July 17 by KPFA host Mitch Jeserich on Letters & Politics. Listen, download, or open the interview from iTunes at: https://kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-july-17-2017.

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

Peter Sichrovsky Interview with Tencent Culture, China

We congratulate our author Peter Sichrovsky (Verklempt) on his new foreign language edition of Born Guilty: Children of Nazi Families. Sichrovsky provides an illuminating interview in a Chinese online magazine, Tencent Culture, and we have translated it for you. Continue reading

Foreword Reviews Praises Upcoming Book by Maurice Rajsfus

Foreword Reviews July/August 2017 Review by Susan Waggoner “Adept reporting and personal experience make for a gripping read… While each book is strong enough to stand on its own, Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday together make an unusual, important, credibly researched, and skillfully written contribution to Holocaust literature.” Visit the book page to learn … 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.

Operation Yellow Star / Black Thursday reviewed by New York Journal of Books

Lew Whittington writes, “Newly translated English editions of Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday: The Round-up of July 16, 1942 have just been released in a single volume to mark the 75th anniversary year of the purge of Jews in France during WWII.” “Through his sobering, exhaustive research Rajsfus chronicles the arrests, harassment, and deportations … Continue reading

Maurice Rajsfus’ Operation Yellow Star / Black Thursday reviewed by Kirkus Reviews

“An unsparing indictment of Paris police during the Nazi occupation. […] The author’s memory of July 16 is harrowing. […] Besides commemorating his family’s murder, Rajsfus raises awareness about how “the enemies of human rights are once more gaining ground,” spouting xenophobia that is easily transferable to any minority group. A heartfelt, timely plea to … Continue reading

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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The New York Times interviews Adolfo Kaminsky for short documentary “The Forger”

In this extraordinary short documentary, The New York Times interviews Adolfo Kaminsky about his work as a volunteer forger for humanitarian causes, starting when he was a Jewish teenager fighting with the Resistance against the Nazi persecution of Jews through the political upheavals of the 1950s-early 1970s. Continue reading

Wall Street Journal Names Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016: Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky was selected as one of the most anticipated books for Fall 2016. We are proud that Kaminsky’s talents are being recognized alongside such authors as Jonathan Safran Foer and Amos Oz! Continue reading

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