The Sins of the Father by Allan Massie

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The crimes and betrayals of the Second World War leave a corrosive legacy for the next generation, which never quite comes to terms with a past they were not part of. Allan Massie fully exploits his craft as a novelist to explore all the complexities of this situation.

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Allan Massie is a novelist, essayist and critic.
Published March 5, 2012 by Vagabond Voices. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A famous economist, he had worked under the Nazis and, though sent to Auschwitz, had refused to go to Israel when released because, fearing commitment, ``I set myself up as a judge of right and wrong, even as a judge over Israel.'' The lovers travel to Israel for the trial, listen to the damning ...

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When the two families are brought together by the impending nuptials, Eli, Becky’s father, recognises – by his voice – Rudi, Franz’s father, and sets in motion his apprehension and removal to Israel where he will be tried for war crimes, following in the footsteps of Eichmann who was found guilty...

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