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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: June 9, 2003

An Israeli treasure hunter recounts his 15-year quest to recover a trove of diamonds.



In 1988, an international terrorism expert named Yaron Svoray began covertly searching the forest hills outside an ancient walled village near the French-German border. He hoped to uncover a fortune in buried diamonds left there at the end of World War II. In 1945, two American GIs in the 7th Army had killed a group of German SS officers as they were dividing up 40 uncut diamonds. The GIs took the priceless gems and buried them in a foxhole, planning to return at the end of the war. They never made it back.

BLOOD FROM A STONE, based on Svoray's book of the same name, details how he found out about the trove and took up the search for the diamonds--a quest that would consume 15 years and lead him from South African mines to the diamond centers of Amsterdam and Antwerp, the Jewish ghettos and shtetls of Eastern Europe, and the Nazi death camps. Before his journey's end, Yaron would discover something far greater, more momentous and life altering than the monetary riches that had motivated his search.

Awards and Nominations:

  • 2004 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Director of Photog. - (Winner)
  • 2004 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Music Editor - (Nomination)
  • 2004 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Score Recorder and Mixer - (Nomination)
  • 2004 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Sound Effects Editors - (Nomination)
  • 2004 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Supervising SFX Editor/Re-recording Mixer - (Nomination)
  • 2004 - News & Documentary Emmy Awards - Composers - (Nomination)
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