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Sharenow’s award-winning, historical novel is based on the true story of the German boxing champion Max Schmeling, who sheltered two Jewish children during Kristallnacht - the night of Nazi-sponsored rioting against Jews that many see as the beginning of the Holocaust. The novel examines the theme of disguises and mistaken identities through Schmeling: Though he is revered by Hitler and his cohorts, he is also a friend to the Jewish community and to outsiders and artists in general.
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