Top National Jewish Book Prize Awarded to Nazi Hunters’ Memoir

'Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld' includes first person accounts of the French couple’s 50-plus years of pursuing Nazi war criminals

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
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Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, two prominent French Nazi hunters, won the Jewish Book Council’s top national book award on Wednesday.

“Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld” includes first person accounts of the couple’s 50-plus years of pursuing Nazi war criminals. The Jewish Book Council noted that the Klarsfelds were hesitant at first to work on an autobiography, saying they lacked “talent for storytelling,” but were pleased with the final product.

See the other winners here in categories such as American Jewish studies, contemporary Jewish life and practice, biography and more.