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Blood from a Stone: The Quest for the Life Diamonds

Hammer, Richard, Svoray, Yaron

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ISBN 10: 0765307960 / ISBN 13: 9780765307965
Published by Forge Books, 2004
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Title: Blood from a Stone: The Quest for the Life ...

Publisher: Forge Books

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st.

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The search for the Life Diamonds--the subject of the compelling documentary produced by the History Channel.

They were known as Life Diamonds--rough uncut diamonds of high quality bought by Jews in Eastern Europe to use as passports to safety. After 1939 and the Nazi blitzkrieg, after the extermination camps began belching black smoke into the skies and the railroad station at Auschwitz II-Birkenau became the busiest train station in the world, they became Death Diamonds.

Blood from a Stone is the amazing story of forty of those diamonds, of their journey across continents and oceans, from the mines of South Africa to the diamond centers in Antwerp and Amsterdam, to the Jews of Eastern Europe, to the Death Camps . . . and to the two American soldiers who liberated them from the SS, finally, and buried them in a forest in Alsace on the border between France and Germany.

It is the story of the curse believed to lie over the fabulous wealth of these stones, bringing death and disaster to all who touched them. It is the story of Yaron Svoray, who spent more than a decade in search of one small foxhole somewhere in a thousand square miles of forest . . . and of his unbelievable success.

Blood from a Stone is a unique story, a story unlike any to come out of World War II. Blood from a Stone will more than over a dozen exclusive photos from the two-hour History Channel documentary.

About the Author:

Yaron Svoray is an investigative journalist and the author of In Hitler's Shadow and Gods of Death.

Richard Hammer is a two-time winner of the Edgar Award and is the author of more than a dozen books.

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