The Orpheus Clock

The Search For My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis

The true story of one man's single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family.

By Simon Goodman Read by Derek Perkins Biographies & Memoirs / Jewish / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 11h 5m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. His father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when he passed away, and Simon received his father's old papers, a story began to emerge. The Gutmanns, as they were known then, rose from a small Bohemian hamlet to become one of Germany's most powerful banking families. They also amassed a magnificent, world-class art collection that included works by Degas, Renoir, Botticelli, Guardi, and many, many others. But the Nazi regime snatched from them everything they had worked to build: their remarkable art, their immense wealth, their prominent social standing, and their very lives. With the help of his family, Simon initiated the first Nazi looting case to be settled in the United States.

Starred Review. "With a novelist’s narrative gifts, Goodman movingly portrays his family’s victimization by the Nazis and the post-war repercussions of those events....In combining a modern-day detective story with nuanced context for its importance, Goodman produces much more than another Holocaust book." - Publishers Weekly

"Perkins gives a splendid reading of both the narrative and dialogue. One is quickly brought into a reading that is hard to turn off." - AudioFile