Mark Klempner

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Mark Klempner is a historian, memoirist, and social commentator. The son of an immigrant who barely escaped the Holocaust, Klempner spent nearly a decade talking with and getting to know the Dutch rescuers in order to write The Heart Has Reasons: Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children during the Holocaust. Klempner grew up in New York, and attended Cornell University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1997, and winning a J. William Fulbright Fellowship. In 2000, he received an M.A. in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Klempner’s articles have appeared internationally in professional publications such as the Oral History Reader, as well as in the Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, and other mainstream newspapers and
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Recently the grandson of Kees Veenstra, one of the Holocaust rescuers I feature in my book, contacted me by email and explained that he is the youngest grandson and did not get to know his grandfather very well because he was still quite young when Kees died.

He said he had read my book and got a lot out of the chapter about Kees, but he wondered if it might be possible to go a step further and... Read more of this blog post »
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Bravo, Isaac Singer. This book is my favorite of all of his works and I seem to have read it at exactly the right time. Lots of fireworks at the end. But read "The Manor" first.
The Heart Has Reasons by Mark Klempner
"THE best book i've yet to read regarding the Holocaust and the Netherlands. Heart-touchingly real life folks who used their hearts and stepped up immediately to help the children in need. The 'bright sparks' during a black time in history, who gav..." Read more of this review »
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If God truly knows the thoughts of each human being and understands each individual's motives and actions, the mind of God, if turned into a book, would read something like "The Manor."
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