Plunder : a memoir of family property and Nazi treasure / Menachem Kaiser
Book | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 2021
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viii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
"From a gifted young writer, the story of his quest to reclaim his family's apartment building in Poland--and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277).
Contents
Małachowskiego -- Riese -- Małachowskiego -- Forever book -- Epilogue.
Summary
When Kaiser takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather's former battle to reclaim the family's apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland, he finds himself on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as "The Killer." A surprise discovery-- that his grandfather's cousin not only survived the war, but wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex-- leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian treasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder. Here Kaiser questions: What does it mean to seize your own legacy? Can reclaimed property repair rifts among the living? -- adapted from jacket
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Memoir of family property and Nazi treasure
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Online version: Kaiser, Menachem, Plunder Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. 9781328506467 (DLC) 2020033852
ISBN
9781328508034 (hardcover)
132850803X (hardcover)
9781328506467 (electronic book)
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