Sobibor traces the life of Berek (later Bernard) Schlesinger from his Polish shtetl childhood to his life during the Holocaust hiding in the woods, finding refuge with non-Jews, confinement in Sobibor, escape during the uprising, working with partisans' documents.
A physician after the war, he follows a relentless, unfulfilled pursuit of retribution for Nazi war criminals through the courts.
The Sobibor uprising and its leaders, Alexander Pechersky, are pivotal to the novel.
The author, Michael Lev, a product of Soviet Jewish culture, avoids loud rhetoric and heroic pathos, keeping the narration within the limits of realism.
A flowing, masterful read.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 296 pages
- Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
- Publication Date: 01/01/2007
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9789652294081