Ehud Diskin’s historical WW2 novel opens as the Nazis armies capture the western part of Russia, including Belorussia and its capital Minsk. Jews are fenced into ghettos from which they are taken to killings ravines. Seventeen-year-old David escapes the ghetto by himself and joins the partisans. During the next three years, he survives by fighting German soldiers and hiding in the forest and marshes. He quickly matures beyond his age and acquires fighting and survival skills.
A documentary novel about the occupation of Crimea by communists during the Civil War.
Voloshin-poet, writer, philosopher and historian, the last symbol of pre-revolutionary Russia, is being crushed and subdued by Bela Kun – Lenin’s commissar who directs the “Red Terror” guards in Crimea. This historical novel parallels the period and events described by Pasternak in his novel “Doctor Zhivago” with one important distinction – the central figures are real rather than fictional.