House of Remembering and Forgetting

The House of Remembering & Forgetting

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House of Remembering and Forgetting

Filip David

(Translated by Christina Pribićević-Zorić)

With a foreword by Dejan Djokić
Professor of History at Goldsmiths, University of London

Albert Weiss has been deprived of his original identity since early childhood, by the heroic act of his parents. His father, striving to save him from imminent death in a Nazi concentration camp, manages to make a hole in the floor of a train taking Jewish families to their deaths. He then pushes the young Albert and his brother on the tracks, hoping that someone would find and take pity on the two boys in the white winter night

In an attempt to comprehend the existence of evil, Filip David shows us that it is necessary to walk in two worlds: the material one in which evil occurs, and the other in which we try to come to terms with it; the world of dreams, apparitions, premonitions and visions, the world of fantasy.  With its intricate plot, its haunting reflections on identity, its pertinence and meaning in a world sometimes overrun with evil, The House of Remembering and Forgetting leads us to the crucial dilemma: whether to remember or to forget, and thus offers us a paradoxical and painful choice.

This book is published in cooperation with Peter Owen, as part of the World Series.