Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld Audiobook, by Beate Klarsfeld Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Beate Klarsfeld, Serge Klarsfeld Narrator: Marisa Calin, Raphael Corkhill Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427295590

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In this dual memoir, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justice.

They were born on opposite sides of the Second World War: Beate grew up in the ruins of a defeated Weimar Germany, while Serge, a Jewish boy in France, was hiding in a cupboard when his father was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. They met on the Paris Métro and fell in love and became famous when Beate slapped the face of the West German chancellor—a former Nazi—Kurt Georg Kiesinger.

For the past half century, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld have hunted, confronted, prosecuted, and exposed Nazi war criminals all over the world, tracking down the notorious torturer Klaus Barbie in Bolivia and attempting to kidnap the former Gestapo chief Kurt Lischka on the streets of Cologne. They have been sent to prison for their beliefs and have risked their lives protesting anti-Semitism behind the Iron Curtain in South America and in the Middle East. They have been insulted and exalted, assaulted and heralded; they’ve received honors from presidents and letter bombs from neo-Nazis. They have fought relentlessly not only for the memory of all those who died in the Holocaust but also for modern-day victims of genocide and discrimination across the world. And they have done it all while raising their children and sustaining their marriage.

Now, for the first time, in Hunting the Truth, a major memoir spoken in their alternating voices, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld write the thrilling story of a lifetime dedicated to combating evil.

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  • “The story is told in tag-team fashion, alternating between the perspectives of the wife and husband. Narrators Marisa Calin and Raphael Corkhill handle this approach effectively. Each partner’s sections are long enough to establish a narrative thread, and the narrators deliver the variety of European accents with accuracy. This is especially true when they read from personal letters. The story is constructed in chronological order, so listeners will come to understand the backgrounds and motivations of both partners.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Riveting…As their memoirs make clear, these militants of memory never lost sight of their goal.”

    - Wall Street Journal
  • “An awe-inspiring account of one couple’s relentless pursuit of Nazi criminals…The Klarsfelds are reluctant memoirists, Serge explains, but their fidelity to accuracy and their humility regarding monumental triumphs of justice serve as urgent messages to us all.”

    - San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Hunting the Truth is an important book, with an immeasurable educational value…A moving treatise based upon their personal experiences.”

    - Canadian Jewish News

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About the Author

Beate Klarsfeld, along with her husband Serge, is a French activist, journalist, and renowned Nazi hunter whose work apprehending war criminals, seeking justice for victims and survivors of war crimes, and establishing the record of the Holocaust have brought them international recognition. Serge, born in 1935 in Romania, and Beate, born in 1939 in Germany, assisted in the capture of numerous Nazi perpetrators, including SS official Kurt Lischka, Gestapo captain Klaus Barbie, and Paris police chief Maurice Papon. The recipients of France’s Legion of Honour and Germany’s Federal Order of Merit, both nations’ highest honors for civilians, they were named UNESCO ambassadors of genocide prevention by the United Nations in 2015.

About the Narrators

Marisa Calin is an actress, novelist, and multiple Earphones Award–winning narrator born in England and educated in New York at the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts. An artist with a flair for everything literary, she has written a young adult novel, You & Me, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Raphael Corkhill grew up in central London and attended the renowned Eton College before moving to the United States to attend Princeton University, after which he completed his MFA acting degree at the University of Southern California. Raphael’s recent credits include the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s production of Short Eyes, A Happy End at the Museum of Tolerance, and Luke Eberl’s latest film, The Movie. Raphael’s voice-over work includes the Weinstein Company’s upcoming feature Lawless and the award-winning short film Wrecks and Violins.