Award for Restitution Story
Stolen Silver: Nazi Plunder and the Unfinished Quest for Restitution, a story I wrote for B’nai B’rith magazine about another kind of restitution, won the Simon Rockower “Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Enterprise or Investigative Reporting.”
The article is about the valiant efforts of Dr. Matthias Weniger, Curator and Head of Provenance Research at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, to restitute silver stolen by the Nazis from Jews in Germany and Austria in 1939. He has doggedly researched the fate of the former owners of these objects, and tracked down descendants and heirs.
For Dr. Weniger, the mission to return these silver items to the families has become personal. “It’s very late, but better to do this now than never,” he told me. “It’s been satisfying for me to do something to heal some wounds after such a long time.
Stolen Legacy in the Bahamas
My first post-Covid speaking engagement was at the invitation of Rabbi Sholom Bluming in the Bahamas. The Jewish community is growing there and it was a full house. Lots of interesting questions following the talk.
Best Books about Berlin
I was asked by Ben Fox, who owns Shepherd.com – motto: “Like browsing the best bookstore in the world” – to select five of my favorite books on Berlin. Makes perfect sense since Stolen Legacy is rooted in the history of that city.
You can check out my selections and why I chose them here.
Stolen Legacy in China
Now translated into Mandarin and on sale across China!
Buy online here titled 失窃的遗
Zoominar with Moment magazine
Today, from the comfort of my own home, I gave a zoom talk for Moment magazine and then took questions from viewers.
You can see the full program here.