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V in o k u r , G r e g o r y .
The commissar. New York, Twayne, 1965. 371 p.
Written by a Russian-Jewish writer who survived the Stalinist years,
this novel describes Jewish life under the Communists through the
midst of World War II, with special emphasis on Judaism and the
Soviet hierarchy.
W i e s e l , E l i e .
The gates of the forest. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
1966. 226 p.
Another agonizing novel by a noted Jewish writer, in which a 17-year-
old Jewish boy, orphaned by the Nazis, waits in a cave for the Messiah
to come and halt the horror of German killings.