Monday, December 21, 2020
The Memory Monster
Holocaust. In his novel titled, The Memory Monster, Yishai Sarid presents the report of an unnamed narrator to the head of Yad Vashem describing his life as a historian and his immersion into every detail of the Holocaust. We read about what the historian learned about extermination methods and processes at the death camps, and how he presented what he learned to groups visiting the sites of the Holocaust. As we turn the pages, we feel the building presence of hate, and how obsession changes over time. We see the combination of hate and power and the ease with which a path to murder can occur. The power of the past dominates the present for this historian, and we observe how the force of memory can overpower one’s will. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Memory Monster from amazon.com.