Memory Monster

Sarid, Yishai


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Written as a report to the chairman of Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, the unnamed narrator of The Memory Monster recounts his own undoing. Hired as a promising young historian, he soon becomes a leading expert on Nazi methods of extermination, guiding tours through the death camps. The job becomes a mission, and then a dangerous obsession.

With great perspicuity and the bitterest black humour, The Memory Monster confronts difficult questions that are all too relevant to Israel and the world today: How do we process human brutality? What makes us choose sides in conflict? And how do we honour the suffering of our forebears without becoming consumed by it?

Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
Imprint: Serpent’s Tail UK
Publication date: 27/01/2022

ISBN: 9781788169110