In Search of Validation
In his third and final book, Benjamin “Ben” Hirsch begins his narrative in the mid — 1950s upon discharge from U.S. Army service and becoming a Georgia Tech architecture student. In this memoir, Ben chronicles his early apprenticeships and the opening of his first office. He engages the reader in stories surrounding designing and the building of his own unique home, offices and buildings, private and public housing, and a range of places of worship. Through his narrative, Ben provides insight into causes he held dear, including Holocaust remembrance and growing his fledgling synagogue community. His very honest and often humorous approach reveals his innermost thoughts to the reader on his personal and professional life, his family, the value of activism, and his feelings in adult life as a child Holocaust survivor.