Join the Chronicle Book Club: ‘Plunder’
BooksFeb. 27

Join the Chronicle Book Club: ‘Plunder’

A memoir of the author's quest "to reclaim his family’s apartment building in Poland — and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows."

Cover of "Plunder" (Mariner Books)
Cover of "Plunder" (Mariner Books)

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle invites you to join the Chronicle Book Club’s Feb. 27 meeting, when we will be discussing “Plunder” by Menachem Kaiser. From “Menachem Kaiser’s brilliantly told story, woven from improbable events and profound revelations, is set in motion when the author takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather’s former battle to reclaim the family’s apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. Soon, he is on a circuitous path to encounters with the long-time residents of the building, and with a Polish lawyer known as ‘The Killer.’ A surprise discovery — that his grandfather’s cousin not only survived the war, but wrote a secret memoir while a slave laborer in a vast, secret Nazi tunnel complex — leads to Kaiser being adopted as a virtual celebrity by a band of Silesian treasure seekers who revere the memoir as the indispensable guidebook to Nazi plunder.”

The author will be joining us for part of the discussion.

Your Hosts
Toby Tabachnick, editor of the Chronicle
David Rullo, Chronicle staff writer

How It Works
We will meet on Zoom on Sunday, Feb. 27, at noon to discuss the book. As you read it, we invite you to share comments and join discussions in our Facebook group, Chronicle Connects: Jewish PGH. We invite you to join now if you are not already a member of the group.

What To Do

Buy: “Plunder.” It is available at Barnes & Noble at the Waterfront, Settler’s Ridge and Monroeville Mall, at and from other online retailers.

Email: Contact us at, and write “Chronicle Book Club” in the subject line. We will send you a Zoom link for the meeting.

See you in later this month! PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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