Frister's first book was a huge best-seller in Germany, Poland and Israel and was described by DER SPIEGEL as 'the most important book on the Holocaust for ten years.' Advance endorsements from Neal Ascherson, George Steiner, Susan Sontag, Martin Gilbert
A child during World War Two, Roman Frister, having survived concen- tration camps, is now a journalist living in Israel. He was editor and a reporter on the Israeli daily newspaper HA'ARETZ and now runs the School of Journalism in Tel Aviv.
We've set a press date for this of 18 July and reviews are now coming in: "This book fell out of a battered cardboard suitcase. It was part of a junk dealer's stock in a flea market at Jaffa and was bulging with papers and photographs recording in immense detail the history of a German-Jewish family from World War II back to Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. Enough human interest here in the hands of a clever author like Roman Frister to make what reads like an absorbing historical novel. But the theme that makes it relevant to us as f