A blend of personal memoir, oral history and biography, a story of lives caught up in the sweep of history, the resulting book encompasses the Holocaust in an illuminating way. Richmond's search was for a lost community, one that had vanished along with members of his family. Since his early childhood in London, he had heard his relatives mention a place called Konin, the Polish town from which both his parents came. He felt an irresistible urge to find out more about this small town and its Jewish community, to place on record something of what the Nazis had destroyed and thus to remember. Everywhere he hunted for elusive clues that might lead him to this lost world. He searched for its few survivors, scattered in many lands. Starting with one old man in London, he traced others, not only in Britain, but in Brooklyn, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, on a kibbutz in Israel, in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere.
Hardback book in very good condition. There is some bumping at the ends of the spine and the top right hand corner of the front board. The top right hand corner of five pages in the middle of the book have been creased.
The dustjacket is in very good condition. There is shelfwear along the top edges. There is also bumping at the top of the spine and creasing to the top edge of the back flap.