Menachem Kaiser's "Plunder" wins prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature #poland


Stanley Diamond
 

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Menachem Kaiser's "Plunder" has won the prestigious Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, 
an annual award that comes with a $100,000 prize.  
 
Plunder is a fascinating read for genealogists with an interest in research of records in Poland.  
As Kaiser wrote on the JRI-Poland blog "(How) data helped me solve a decades-old family puzzle | JRI-Poland"

The award follows on Plunder receiving A New York Times Critics’ Best Nonfiction Book of 2021, 
and the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Biography. 

Although a memoir about his efforts to reclaim his family's home in Poland, it dramatically 
illustrates the importance of every record (source) and how each document can play a key
part of unraveling a family's story.  JRI-Poland is honored by Kaiser's declaration on the 
blog..."The records JRI-Poland provided were the foundation on which the narrative rests. 
And I am forever grateful."
 
The announcement of the award has appeared on multiple websites including the Jerusalem Post
Stanley Diamond, M.S.M. 
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
  
 

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