Konin: A Quest

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Random House, Apr 30, 2013 - Reference - 544 pages
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The extraordinary story of a small Jewish ghetto in a small town in Poland - and of one man's obsessive quest to discover its fate and its survivors. Since his early childhood in London, Theo Richmond had heard his relatives mention a place called Konin, the Polish Shetetl from which both his parents came. He felt an irresistible urge to find out more about this small town and its Jewish community, to place on record something of what the Nazis had destroyed and thus to remember. He searched for its few survivors, scattered in many lands. Starting with an old man in London, he traced others, not only in Britain, but in Brooklyn, Florida, Texas, on a kibbutz in Israel, Jerusalem and elsewhere.

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An incredibly emotional journey of a man looking to find his Jewish roots. He travels back to a town whose Jewish population was practically wiped out by the Nazis. Read full review

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Richmond, a filmmaker living in England, offers a vivid portrait of Konin, the small town in Poland from which his parents came. The book's 72 chapters are divided into five parts. Each part views the ... Read full review

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Theo Richmond was born in London and graduated in International Relations at the London School of Economics. He has written on historical subjects and the arts for leading newspapers and journals. As a documentary film-maker, he has scripted and directed major television programmes, and educational films that have won international awards.

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