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( Read E-pub ) À Konin: A Quest ⚩ Inthe Polish town of Konin vanished in the wake of Nazi occupation Twenty five years later, Theo Richmond set out to find what he could about that vanished world He traveled across the United States, Europe, and Israel, tracing survivors and sifting through archives and the stories of those he interviewed A project he thought would take six months took seven years Finally he confronted the Konin of today Interweaving past and present, Konin tells the story of one community how it began, how it flourished, and how it ended and in the process re creates the precariousness, anguish and necessity of human memory A fascinating memorial to a lost community and the people who lived there The New York Times Book Review One reads it sometimes with a smilealways on the edge of tears as if it were the most gripping adventure story Elie Wiesel, New York Newsday From the Trade Paperback edition A very moving tale of root seeking historical work At the same time a heart breaking story of loss and madness during Second World War. Finished it sometime before dawn last night the 5th , followed directly after with the novel The Reader by Bernhard Schlink Both of which I am still digesting along with Everything will be illuminated Safran Foer I need sleep before I can write anything..Konin Jews were very proud of their library and the subject comes up many times in survivors accounts There s a quote by Paul Johnson in his History of the Jews Pious Jews saw heaven as a vast library, with an archangel as the l Finished it sometime before dawn last night the 5th , followed directly after with the novel The Reader by Bernhard Schlink Both of which I am still digesting along with Everything will be illuminated Safran Foer I need sleep before I can write anything..Konin Jews were very proud of their library and the subject comes up many times in survivors accounts There s a quote by Paul Johnson in his History of the Jews Pious Jews saw heaven as a vast library, with an archangel as the librarian , and I like that idea Theo Richmond adds to it, Hell has a library too Two days after the Jews of Vilna were driven into the ghetto, they opened a library Don t know why I bother with using the update thingyuseless for correcting typos Obviously I meant Ukraine, not Unkraine 18.dec 2010 found again, back on the to read list Currently have misplaced this book somewhere haven t finished it yet.shelving it till it s found again Yes, this is another Holocaust archival work and yes, it is brilliantly researched and written But Richmond s crowning achievement, I propose, is his ability to create a lengthy work as this, about people many readers could never know, without ever letting it lapse into sentimentality or a wearisome litany of names, faces and facts And yes, I have tearfully walked the streets of Konin with those Shoah survivors who now live in England, the US, and Israel Richmond has ensured that the Nazi att Yes, this is another Holocaust archival work and yes, it is brilliantly researched and written But Richmond s crowning achievement, I propose, is his ability to create a lengthy work as this, about people many readers could never know, without ever letting it lapse into sentimentality or a wearisome litany of names, faces and facts And yes, I have tearfully walked the streets of Konin with those Shoah survivors who now live in England, the US, and Israel Richmond has ensured that the Nazi attempt to relegate Jewish Konin to oblivion has been thwarted And we are much the better for it For the dead and the living we must bear witness Thank you Mr Richmond You have witnessed for the murdered of Kazimierz forest and all the other killing fields of Nazi Europe It took me a good while to finish this Not because it was boring or hard to read, but because it was intense and rich in detail, and the fates of the people in it were a lot to take in at once This is an exceptional book moving and educational.