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The Resource The oath, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel

The oath, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel

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The oath
Title
The oath
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Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom threatens to erupt. Suddenly, an extraordinary man - Moshe the dreamer, a madman and mystic - steps forward and confesses to a crime he did not commit, in a vain attempt to save his people from certain death. The community gathers to hear his last words - a plea for silence - and everyone present takes an oath: whoever survives the impending tragedy must never speak of the town's last days and nights of terror." "For fifty years the sole survivor keeps his oath - until he meets a man whose life depends on hearing the story, and one man's loyalty to the dead confronts head-on another's reason to go on living."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
Two decades before the Holocaust, when the Jews in an Eastern European village are accused of ritual murder after a Christian boy is missing, an innocent Jewish madman confesses to the crime, admonishing his fellow Jews to take an oath of silence if they survive the impending pogrom
Theme
Storyline
Pace
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Character
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062302
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-
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Wiesel, Élie
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Wiesel, Marion
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True
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  • Murder
  • Antisemitism
  • Promises
  • Curses
  • Secrets
  • Prejudice
  • Christians
  • Boys
  • Jews
  • Rumor
  • Religious persecution
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Separated friends, relatives, etc
  • Victims
Target audience
adult
Label
The oath, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le serment de Kolvillᡧ
Control code
000004217817
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
283 p.
Isbn
9780805208085
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
85027759
Label
The oath, Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le serment de Kolvillᡧ
Control code
000004217817
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
283 p.
Isbn
9780805208085
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
85027759

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