The Quest for the Life Diamond By Yaron Svoray and Richard Hammer (285 Pages)Publisher: Forge, 2004
The incredible, true story of an extraordinary modern-day quest for forty diamonds hidden almost half a century ago. The unbelievable story of these diamonds -- confiscated from Jews at Nazi death camps, stolen by SS officers, and then buried in a foxhole by two American soldiers -- is the subject of one of the most ambitious documentaries ever produced by The History Channel. A curse is believed to lie over the fabulous wealth of these stones, bringing death and disaster to all who touch them. Yet men have searched for them and dreamed of them for a generation. Yaron Svoray first heard about the diamonds one evening in Bangor, Maine, and spent more than a decade in search of one small foxhole somewhere in a thousand square miles of forest... Blood from a Stone tells a story unlike any to come out of World War II and features more than a dozen exclusive photos from the two-hour History Channel documentary.