Read it, or save your time? Truly one of the most amazing books I have ever read. A must-read for everyone (even my annoyingly picky husband loved it).
What’s it about? An elderly man, Ben Solomon, accuses well-respected billionaire philanthropist Elliott Rosensweig of being a Nazi SS officer during WWII. He claims Rosensweig, who he once considered a brother, betrayed his entire family and committed atrocious crimes. Although Solomon’s accusations are largely dismissed as the rantings of a crazy old man, Solomon gets a lawyer and sets out to expose Rosensweig. The question remains throughout the book…is Ronsesweig guilty, or not?
The story flips between present-day Chicago and Nazi-occupied Poland, as told through Solomon’s recollections. The best parts of the book are by far the flashbacks, where you really get a vividly haunting look into Jewish life under Hitler’s regime.
Reviewer’s Note: The story is told in a fluid, easy manner that sucks you immediately. If you don’t love this book, you may want to go see the Wizard and ask him for a new heart…it is truly touching.