The Last Witness by Jerry Amernic
Posted by Krystal Larson at 11:20 PM Saturday, March 28, 2015
The year is 2039, and Jack Fisher is the last living survivor of the Holocaust. Set in a world that is abysmally complacent about events of the last century, Jack is a 100-year-old man whose worst memories took place before he was 5. His story hearkens back to the Jewish ghetto of his birth and to Auschwitz where, as a little boy, he had to fend for himself to survive after losing his family. Jack becomes the central figure in a missing-person investigation when his granddaughter suddenly disappears. While assisting police, he finds himself in danger and must reach into the darkest corners of his memory to come out alive.
When I read this book I could just hear the phrase "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" in my mind. I absolutely loved learning about history in school and was lucky enough to be in an AP class that did not skim over the Holocaust. At times, I feel like what we are taught in school is not in depth or fully explained. I think it would be beneficial to allow students to think through the events themselves. I really enjoyed the author's perspective on the horrible events and atrocities. I liked the idea of combing through your memory to help solve a mystery and utilizing past memories. This book was a good read and hard to put down.
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