Insight To An Extraordinary Journey

Survival transported them to Shanghai, but it was love that brought them together. For the children of two families who escaped the wrath of the Nazis and Japanese during WWII, they found connection in their love for music, but a shocking betrayal tore them asunder.

George & Charles Kolber with their families meet Aunt Lilly (age 75 ) and Grandfather Joseph (age 99)  for the first time in Israel (1993).

Above: George & Charles Kolber with their families meet Aunt Lilly (age 75 ) and Grandfather Joseph (age 99) for the first time in Israel (1993).


George, Charles and Michael Kolber (back row) meeting Chinese family for the first time in 2003 in Shanghai.

Above: George, Charles and Michael Kolber (back row) meeting Chinese family for the first time in 2003 in Shanghai.

Kolber Book Signing (26 of 110)

ME TV’s Jersey Matters Interviews the Kolbers

Larry Mendte interviewed George & Charles Kolber to discuss their book Thrown Upon The World.

Thrown Upon The World Is Now On Radio

George Kolber (Left) and Charles Kolber (Right) interviewed by Joan Hamburg (Front) for 77 WABC Radio.

Kolber Book Signing (25 of 110)

Book Launch 

With Authors George Kolber and Charles Kolber 

August 1, 2018

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This true family saga of war and betrayal is both epic and intimate, pulsing with unforgettable characters caught in the tumult of history. Impossible to put down, it is deeply moving, answering heartbreak with healing through the sheer power of storytelling. What more can be asked of a book?

—Nicole Mones
Author of Night in Shanghai, Lost in Translation and The Last Chinese Chef