This is a beautifully written saga of a Jewish family before, during, and after World War II. The Holocaust must never be forgotten. The historical value of survivor testimonies is important to preserving the collective memory of humanity.
– Hanna Davidson Pankowsky, author of East of the Storm: Outrunning the Holocaust in Russia (1998)
This is a book that works on so many levels: as the biography of a Polish Jew who narrowly escapes two murderous totalitarian systems, as a personal journey that leads to a new life in the United States marked by optimism and accomplishment—and, above all, as the beautiful, heartfelt tribute of a daughter to her remarkable father.
– Andrew Nagorski, author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power (2012)
The deeper I went into In the Unlikeliest of Places the more I found my eyes tearing up—not from the suffering of victims of the Holocaust but from the beauty of the extraordinary courage and success of Nachman Libeskind. It is, of course, the success of a whole family, a whole people refusing to accept defeat, but it’s especially the defiance and joy in his spirit that is so moving. When he goes to Berlin to see the Jewish Museum, designed by his son, Daniel Libeskind, and when he takes up painting in his eighties, not as an old man’s busywork but with craft, power, verve, and a brilliant sense of color and composition—those victories moved me more than any recent book on the Holocaust and survival. That man! You’re going to love him and love the people who supported and believed in him, especially his wife Dora and his chil- dren—Annette and Daniel—and his grandchildren.
– John J. Clayton, author of Many Seconds into the Future (2014) and Mitzvah Man (2011)