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