During World War II, the Nazis took everything from their victims. Today, the living heirs of some of these victims are fighting to reclaim what was taken from their ancestors.
Dina Gold is the author of the memoir, Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin. Ms. Gold is the descendant of the original owner of the building. For many years, her mother’s family ran a successful business. But when the Nazis came to power, they forced all German Jews to give up their property. While the author’s family was lucky ( her mother escaped to then British controlled Palestine with her parents and siblings before the borders closed), others German Jewish families lost everything, including their lives.
The book chronicles the author’s long fight to prove that she and the rest of her living relations are the legal inheritors of the building.
The subject of the book was fascinating. She tells the story as it if it were fiction instead of real life. My problem with the book is that it gets so bogged down with details is that it becomes too dry near the end. But otherwise, it’s not a bad book.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
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