The Making and Unmaking of Binjamin Wilkomirski
The story of a man who wrote an award-winning Holocaust memoir and seemed like he might be a long-lost relative but turned out to be an imposter.
Published by W.W. Norton and Aurum (2002)
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“Sad, outrageous, sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, always riveting. —Jonathan Lear, New York Times Book Review
“A fascinating portrait…. [Eskin] offers a convincing explanation of why people were so eager to be deluded. —The New Yorker
“An important contribution to Holocaust literature as well as to studies of psychological and cultural trauma. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An extraordinary book…. Eskin has used this event to uncover aspects of history and the human mind and spirit which have perplexed most people for years. —Gitta Sereny, The Times