A Stone for Benjamin by Fiona Gold Kroll

A Stone for Benjamin

byFiona Gold Kroll

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2013

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Since childhood, author Fiona Gold Kroll has been drawn to a photograph of her great-uncle, Benjamin Albaum, a Jewish man who disappeared from Paris at the beginning of World War II. A Stone for Benjamin is the compelling story of Fiona’s quest to discover his fate. Chasing Holocaust shadows across Europe and beyond, Fiona begins her powerful journey searching for clues with nothing more than a misspelled name, old photographs and family stories. Determined to uncover the truth about Benjamin’s life and death and France’s betrayal of its Jewish population, Fiona pieces together her great-uncle’s life, elevating Benjamin’s legacy from a number tattooed on his arm at Auschwitz to a more complete memory of the vibrant man he was.
Title:A Stone for BenjaminFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Iguana BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771800100

ISBN - 13:9781771800105

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth reading Simply put, this book is about the author's relative named Benjamin, one of the multitudes who were tragically murdered in the Holocaust. It is not only a family memoir, but also a brilliant piece of genealogical research. The author puts so much of herself into it - her thoughts and feelings are beautifully conveyed in her words. You will no doubt find it very gripping and moving. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A stone for Benjamin Beautifully written as the author made you feel like you were with her in her search. I really enjoyed this book albeit the author's uncle did die in the Holocaust. She made Benjamin become a person instead of a number inher relentless search for the facts surrounding his demise.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling read I purchased A Stone For Benjamin and was unable to put it down.  It reveals a woman's journey to right a terrible wrong done to her family and the families of 6.5 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.  The writing is lyrical and illustrative; a vivid picture is painted depicting a woman's attempt to connect across the void of death, time and space to the richness of a family she didn't get a chance to know.  Many passages moved me to tears.  A powerful and provocative read.  Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-11-16