Moshe, Max and magic: Two disparate stories tie together in Nazi Germany

The author explains Moshe’s success in living and working in Nazi Germany for so long a period without having his Jewish identity exposed.

October 4, 2017 16:10
MOSHE GOLDENHIRSCH joins a circus and then goes undercover in Nazi Berlin, as the Iranian mentalist

MOSHE GOLDENHIRSCH joins a circus and then goes undercover in Nazi Berlin, as the Iranian mentalist Zabbatini.. (photo credit: W. MATT PINKNEY/MCT)


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Start with a cynical Holocaust survivor. Add a young boy trying to save his family; an old woman who was miraculously delivered from certain death at the hands of the Nazis some 65 years earlier; a spurned lover seeking vengeance; a husband and wife on the cusp of divorce; and early 20th-century Prague and 21st-century Los Angeles.

Tack on a generous supply of magic, love, hope and chutzpah and sprinkle in a dose of Orthodox Judaism, infidelity and homosexuality. Cover it all with a brutal sense of humor. The result is a delightful story. Well, actually two seemingly distinct, delightful stories.


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