The Oath (Hardback)
  • The Oath (Hardback)
zoom

The Oath (Hardback)

(author)
£17.99
Hardback 428 Pages / Published: 01/12/2016
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2016 The Oath tracks the intertwined lives of Dr. Katz and SS Doktor Bloch, who both survive Auschwitz and the war to practice medicine in the United States, never losing the stains upon their souls. Katz, a respected Jewish French surgeon captured by the Nazis, volunteers to serve at Auschwitz, believing he can protect his wife and children from the gas chambers by helping Joseph Mengele and other SS physicians with their human studies. There he meets Tamara Lissner, a Czech teenager who miraculously survives death in the chambers, but when he hides her in his lab, she becomes witness to the medical torture Katz is forced to impose upon fellow Jews as he assists Doktor Bloch in his cold immersion experiments. After the war, Doktor Bloch avoids criminal prosecution through "Operation Paperclip," a clandestine government program that welcomed German scientists to America (including Werner von Braun), ignoring Nazi ties and their participation in the war. Years later, Tamara reenters Dr. Katz's life, helping him deal with the shame and guilt of his actions at Auschwitz. But just when Katz is coming to terms with his past, he receives a call from former Auschwitz inmate Martin Brosky, who has devoted his life to bringing painful retribution to Nazi criminals who have evaded capture. Martin insists that Michel help him kill Bloch, and Michel must now weigh the risks of defying Martin against the sweetness of revenge, knowing well that his own sordid complicity at Auschwitz could be revealed.

Publisher: Rare Bird Books
ISBN: 9781945572166
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 709 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 33 mm

You may also be interested in...

Lamentation
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Leopard
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Tea Planter's Wife
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Beloved
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The White Princess
Added to basket
An Echo in the Bone
Added to basket
The Paying Guests
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Name Of The Rose
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Lords of the North
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Bring up the Bodies
Added to basket
Dissolution
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The White Queen
Added to basket
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Added to basket
The Red Queen
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Added to basket
Tipping The Velvet
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.