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Sunday Jewish Book Group: The Fifth Son


fifth-sonThis Sunday at 2:00 p.m., the Sunday Jewish Book Group will meet to discuss The Fifth Son by Elie Wiesel. The discussion will be facilitated by Margarete Feinstein, lecturer in the LMU Jewish Studies Program, and held in the library’s Von der Ahe Family Suite. The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at rrosen@lmu.edu or 310-338-4584.

About the Book

Reuven Tamiroff, a Holocaust survivor, has never been able to speak about his past to his son, a young man who yearns to understand his father’s silence. As campuses burn amidst the unrest of the Sixties and his own generation rebels, the son is drawn to his father’s circle of wartime friends in search of clues to the past. Finally discovering that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, young Tamiroff learns that the Nazi is still alive. Haunting, poetic, and very contemporary, The Fifth Son builds to an unforgettable climax as the son sets out to complete his father’s act of revenge.