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By Sarah Kaminsky, Adolfo Kaminsky, Mike Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0997003472

ISBN-13: 9780997003475

Trans. Mike Mitchell

[An] engrossing literary debut. ... Writing in Adolfo's voice supplies this suspenseful narrative candor and immediacy.
- Kirkus Reviews

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life is "worthy of the easiest secret agent novels" and tells the tale of Sarah Kaminsky's father, “the genius-forger who devoted his knowledge and convictions to serve the French Resistance in the course of global warfare II, saving hundreds of thousands of Jewish households, etc over the process 30 years for varied factors round the world.”

A distinctive and touching tale traversing a century in clandestine shadow crossings, the place Adolfo's ability intended life... or death.
- Libération, France

- Haaretz, Israel

Technical prowess, creativity, and self-denial force the plot within the tremendously fortunate lifetime of Adolfo Kaminsky narrated during this intriguing historic document.
- Elle journal, France; 2010 Reader's selection Award

Undoubtedly some of the most pleasing books of the season.
- Paris Today

A pointed, sober biography ... of 1 of the world's most sensible forgers.
- Der Spiegel

If made right into a movie, the lifetime of Adolfo Kaminsky might have the constituents of suspense mystery, warfare motion picture, ancient tragedy, intimate drama, romantic comedy and scenes of terror.
- O Globo, Brazil

A exciting book.
- l. a. Repubblica Federal, Italy

Kaminsky has lived, within the shadows, the brightest hours of the Resistance.
- Le Monde

Best-selling writer Sarah Kaminsky takes readers via her father Adolfo Kaminsky's perilous and clandestine profession as a real-life forger for the French Resistance, the FLN, and various different freedom pursuits of the 20 th century. Recruited as a tender Jewish teen for his wisdom of dyes, Kaminsky turned the first forger for the French Resistance throughout the Nazi profession of Paris. Then, as a qualified photographer, Kaminsky spent the following twenty-five years clandestinely generating hundreds of thousands of counterfeit records for immigrants, exiles, underground political operatives, and pacifists around the globe. Kaminsky saved his previous cloaked in secrecy good into his eighties, till his daughter confident him to percentage the main points of the life-threatening paintings he did on behalf of individuals battling for justice and peace during the world.

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I get to my feet vigorously to wake myself up, take a few steps, slap myself several times. Then I sit down again. One hour equals thirty lives! I don’t have the right to give up. I blink and squint my eyes to clear my vision. Is it my printing that’s blurred or my eyes that can’t see anymore in the dimness of the darkroom? The next day the lab in the Rue des Saints-Pères is seething with excitement. We’re approaching the finishing line. At five this afternoon Otter and Water Lily will go off with our finished articles, all that we’ve had the time to make, the fruit of three days’ unremitting labor.

At five this afternoon Otter and Water Lily will go off with our finished articles, all that we’ve had the time to make, the fruit of three days’ unremitting labor. This morning we’ve gotten to more than eight hundred finished documents, and I’m finally starting to feel confident. By always repeating the same movements, furiously, like robots, we’re working faster than ever, deftly and without respite. Our clothes are greasy and stink of chemicals, we’re dripping with sweat, but there is something new in the air on this day, something intangible in the atmosphere.

One week later I finally made up my mind to go in. M. Brancourt, the pharmacist, was whistling as he put some bottles away. ” he asked, seeing me eyeing the chemical laboratory. ” “Every kind. Experiments. I work at the dyer’s, and I’ve already done some experiments on the effacing of inks. ” He didn’t name his price, but it was easy to see that if I wanted all the pieces, it would cost me a fortune. He demonstrated the equipment to me and even other pieces such as a copper vertical microscope I was sure I’d never be in a position to acquire.

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