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By Steven Robins

ISBN-10: 1776090241

ISBN-13: 9781776090242

As a tender boy growing to be up in Port Elizabeth within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, Steven Robins was once haunted via an previous postcard-size picture of 3 unknown ladies on a desk within the eating room. merely later did he research that the ladies have been his father’s mom and sisters, photographed in Berlin in 1937, prior to they have been killed within the Holocaust. Steven’s father, who had fled Nazi Germany earlier than it was once too overdue, by no means spoke concerning the destiny of his relations who remained there.
Steven grew to become passionate about checking out what occurred to the ladies, yet had little to head on. In time he came upon professional evidence in museums in Washington DC and Berlin, and later he came across over 100 letters despatched to his father and uncle from the family members in Berlin among 1936 and 1943. the ladies who earlier than have been unnamed faces in a photo might now inform their tale to destiny generations.
Letters of Stone tracks Steven’s trip of discovery concerning the lives and fates of the Robinski relatives. it's also a ebook approximately geographical trips: to the Karoo city of Williston, the place his father’s uncle settled within the past due 19th century and have become mayor; to Berlin, the place Steven laid ‘stumbling stones’ (Stolpersteine) in commemoration of his kinfolk; to Auschwitz, the place his father’s siblings perished. such a lot of all, this e-book is a poignant reconstruction of a kinfolk trapped in an more and more terrifying and lethal Nazi country, and of the giant strain on Steven’s father in far off South Africa, which compelled him to retreat into silence.

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