News, Reviews, and Past Events

Editorial Reviews

"Her connections between social conditions, disease, and survival results is more than just another family memoir of surviving Nazi death camps . . . It probes the roots of resilience, considers hope, kindness, and gratitude in the face of suffering, and weaves these themes into an inspirational family memoir . . .

"Another big difference . . .  is that Dr. Stone reviews past experiences, present-day choices, and the influences that shape personalities and perspectives on how to live life . . .Resilience draws important connections between events and their generational influence.

"While Resilience is highly recommended for any Jewish history collection strong in autobiographies of Holocaust experience, it would be a shame to limit its audience to this group alone. It holds invaluable lessons for those interested in family dynamics, the legacy of survival, adaptation and change, and how to ultimately make the world a gentler, more peaceful place."

"Resilience acts as a reminder of how dangerous it is for any community to allow the rights of others to be dented little by little because of racism and prejudice...

Stone's own words encapsulate the value of the book, especially in our troubled times: 'My determination to complete this project has been fueled by the rising divisiveness, 'othering,' and fascism that currently envelops our country and Europe. I wanted this story to serve as one more warning. It is my hope that if enough of us speak up, speak out, tell the truth about the world history, we will somehow stem the tide of growing hatred."

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

"Dr. Judy Stone, the daughter of survivors and, with this book, the voice for both the survivors of a large, extended Jewish-Hungarian family and their memories of those who perished, connects the past with the present in an inspired and chilling way. . . . Dr. Stone tells their stories, which include their various relationships, in an accessible, colorful style. We get to know them. . . . It’s all here, the result of committed passion lifting the heavy weight of assumed responsibility."

“Reading at times like a film script, the memoir includes some gripping narratives that poignantly illustrate true bravery, hope and resilience..."

Norm Goldman, Book Pleasures


The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a premiere medical journal, published a thoughtful, thorough review of Resilience on October 1, 2019. I am honored and thrilled.

Women Writers, Women's Books published an interview with me September 18, 2019 on how the book came to be, the impact of the Holocaust on children, and implications for current events. Hope you'll check it out!

"How a trade war could turn deadly." September 19, 2019. The Washington Post published my letter to the editor on how a trade war with China could take us back to the pre-antibiotic era. Untreatable infections had a profound impact on my family back in Hungary pre-WW2 and has shaped my perspective on current events.

Past Events

October 7,, “Conversations LIVE” with Cyrus Webb

October 5 Boothbay Harbor, ME  Book talk and signing at the Boothbay Region Memorial Library (located in the center of Boothbay Harbor)

Thanks for a great book launch, Library Director Joanna Breen!

October 5, 2019 "1550-Today," WNTN-AM interview with Paul Roberts.  Paul has a long standing interest in and concern about antisemitism which was gratifying. You can hear the entire interview here.

October 2, 2019 BizTalkRadio, “Frankie Boyer Show,” Live, national interview

October 2, 2019 taping “Issues Today,” Bob Gourley KTYM-AM

September 24, 2019 WKNY Warren in the Morning - interview with Warren Lawrence

September 26, 2019 WOCA-Ocala Interview with Larry Whitler and Robin MacBlane.

I appreciated their thoughtful questions and understanding of parallels between the 1930s-early 1940s and today. They kindly posted the audio on the WOCA Facebook and YouTube sites.