What a great novel this is. It takes place in the future and is a definite reminder to NOT forget the lessons of the past or they will happen again. People have started forgetting about the Holocaust which happened during WWII where 6 million Jews and others were killed. There is another Holocaust which occurred about 10 years prior where many Christians were killed by Islamic terrorists and this is the one people are taught and remember. They call it the Great Holocaust.
Christine, the great grand daughter of Jack Fisher, a 100 year old Holocaust survivor, is a history teacher who believes that this part of history should be taught. She learned about it first from her great grandfather. The school board doesn't agree-some even think it never really happened-Other Holocaust survivors suddenly start dying but since they were of an advanced age----then Christine dies. The police want to deem it a suicide--but Jack is positive it wasn't.
How did a 4 year old child survive the death camps? You will be taken through the entire experience and if you don't shed a couple of tears I will be very surprised.
I personally know some children of survivors of that horrendous period. Their parents, who I also knew were tough and really, much like Jack, did not speak about it very much. All they would say to us was--you must never forget. I never have. Thank you Jerry Amernic for this wake up call.
About the Book: (From Amazon)
The year is 2039, and Jack Fisher is the last living survivor of the Holocaust. Set in a world that is abysmally complacent about events of the last century, Jack is a 100-year-old man whose worst memories took place before he was 5. His story hearkens back to the Jewish ghetto of his birth and to Auschwitz where, as a little boy, he had to fend for himself to survive after losing his family. Jack becomes the central figure in a missing-person investigation when his granddaughter suddenly disappears. While assisting police, he finds himself in danger and must reach into the darkest corners of his memory to come out alive.
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About the Author: (from his website)
His first book Victims: The Orphans of Justice was an investigative look at Canada’s criminal justice system from the perspective of victims of violent crime, and it led to a weekly newspaper column called Justice For All in Toronto’s Sunday Sun. He later wrote two business books for a U.S. publisher and then had his first novel, Gift of the Bambino, published in 2002, initially in Canada and two years later in the U.S. Gift of the Bambino received rave reviews across North America from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail and many others. Jerry’s latest book, DUTY – The Life of a Cop, is a collaboration with Julian Fantino on Mr. Fantino’s life in law enforcement, and it has been a bestseller. On the fiction front, Jerry likes to write historical fiction.
After graduating from university, Jerry worked as a newspaper reporter before joining a major corporation as a writer and editor. He then went out on his own and became a prolific freelancer writing for magazines. Along the way, he has been a newspaper columnist, a feature correspondent for three different dailies, a magazine editor and publisher, and a consultant to many companies. He has taught at three community colleges, and is a keynote speaker and seminar leader.
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