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Oath, the (1973) [Novel]
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When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom threatens to erupt. Suddenly, an extraordinary man—Moshe the dreamer, a madman and mystic—steps forward and confesses to a crime he did not commit, in a vain attempt to save his people from certain death. The community gathers to hear his last words—a plea for silence—and everyone present takes an oath: whoever survives the impending tragedy must never speak of the town's last days and nights of terror.

For fifty years the sole survivor keeps his oath—until he meets a man whose life depends on hearing the story, and one man's loyalty to the dead confronts head-on another's reason to go on living.

Original title: Le serment de Kolvillag
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionReligiousJudaism
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Oath, the

Oath, the (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Marion Wiesel
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Manifested in:

Oath, the (1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Schocken Books
ISBN: 0805208089
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 296

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