Filtering the darkest, most dramatic period of modern Jewish history through the naive, often sage, perspective of a remarkable dog, "The Jewish Dog" offers readers a view of the Holocaust as never seen before.
This bestselling novel in Israel follows the life and thoughts of Caleb, a contemplative dog unusually fascinated with human affairs. Born into a German-Jewish household in the mid-1930s, Caleb witnesses firsthand the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust. When events separate him from his Jewish owners, he is adopted by a Nazi family and employed by the SS as a military dog.
Deeply ironic and even humorous, "The Jewish Dog" presents political commentary on humanity and degradation, as Caleb s philosophical musings explore loyalty, identity, and the fine line that separates humanity from animals."