The Sonderberg Case by Elie Wiesel
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The Sonderberg Case Summary
Despite personal success, Yedidyaha theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sonsfinds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he's made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered. Its a feeling that is further complicated when Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg returned alone from a walk in the Adirondacks with an elderly uncle, whose lifeless body was soon retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: Guilty ... and not guilty.
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"From the first clear, simple sentence, melancholy hangs over the story, always permeating the author's voice ... The theme of the Jew today confronting his own family history remains powerful." - Booklist
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Elie Wiesel Author Biography
Elie Wiesel was born on September 30th, 1928 in Sighet, Transylvania, which is now part of Romania. He was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother Sarah and younger sister Tzipora perished, his two older sisters, Hilda and Beatrice, survived. Elie and his father Shlomo were later transported to Buchenwald, where his father died shortly before the camp was liberated in April 1945.
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