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An Interview with Author Michael Brown

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I am a retired Hollywood Film Editor and winner of three Emmy Awards. I am now writing novels. This is my sixth novel.

Who/what made you want to write? Was there a particular person, or particular writers/works/art forms that influenced you?

I’ve always had my hand in writing, from early TV series, like episodes of CPO Sharkey, as well as hour-long TV shows.

What inspired you to start writing this book?

A friend of mine asked me to write his father’s incredible story of surviving nine Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. As I knew Elias Feinzilberg and he was 102 years of age at the time, two years ago I began writing right away. Elias died at 104 years old before his book was completed.

Tell us the story of your book’s title. Was it easy to find, or did it take forever?

B-1259 was the tattoo the Nazis inked on Elias’s forearm.

What other professions have you worked in? What’s something about you that your readers wouldn’t know?

I’ve traveled the world editing TV movies and mini-series.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from reading your book? How do you envision your perfect reader?

The message my book conveys is to make the dangers of antisemitism and Holocaust denial a reality—so that these hatreds will be exposed and stopped—Never Again!

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