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TRUMAN PLAZA, GERMANY
The catastrophic life of Alan Salnitsky, who tries to survive the blows that are dealt him by love, the necessity of making a living and last but not least, by his grandmother! Almost perishing in the horrible, devouring environment of Berlin, when it was still an occupied half-city, Alan asks himself: How do all these healthy, happy people do it? Alan himself has no idea, but there must be a secret somewhere. How will it all end? Transit Publishing House.
THE COVERED MIRROR
Old and mythic, sad and hopeful stories, featuring Jewish businessmen and other recognizable individuals. About persecution and dignity and a man who wants to stick needles into his eyes. Can a golem save the community at its most dangerous time? What does the Phantom of the Opera have to do with a bunch of tailors? How a crippled immigrant is known as Hercules and can overcome all in the end. How nice that the cowboys and shop owners from the shtetl can learn to live together and appreciate one another in the long run in the New Land.
THE NEW MESSIAH
What happens when the Jewish religious doctrine of the arrival of the Messiah takes place in a concrete historical setting. Who is He, and what motivates his followers? What is calculation and what religious ecstasy? What causes the frenzy, and how do the powerless react? What He needs is a shelter and a loyal group of followers, both of which are apparently nowhere to be had.
And other stories, new and old: . about gangsters, race drivers, lonely movie studio bosses and other hard-working people confronted with the bewildering realities of getting on with and sometimes achieving one thing or another, however far away and paradoxical. Can a racing driver hell bent on success convince the Nazis of his invincibility? What did Louis Mayer have to say to Harry Cohn in their mutual hour of need? Were the Murder Inc. killers only misunderstood sons?