It is 1988. Judit Klemmer is a filmmaker who is assembling a fortieth-anniversary official documentary about the birth of Judenstaat, the Jewish homeland surrendered by defeated Germany in 1948. Her work is complicated by Cold War tensions between the competing U.S. and Soviet empires and by internal conflicts among the "black-hat" Orthodox Jews, the far more worldly Bundists, and reactionary Saxon nationalists, who are still bent on destroying the new Jewish state. But Judit's work has far more personal complications. A widow, she has yet to deal with her own heart's terrible loss--the very public assassination of her husband, Hans Klemmer, shot dead while conducting a concert. Then a shadowy figure slips her a note, with new and potentially dangerous information about her famous husband's murder. Then the ghost steps in..
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Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Note; Map; Historical Timeline; Judenstaat; A Specter Is Haunting Judit; The Saxon Question; The Battle Of The Languages; Angels And Demons; The Age Of Reason; The Dybbuk; The Border; Judenstaat; Helpful Notes; Acknowledgments; Alternative History and Historical Amnesia: MysteryPeople Interview with Simone Zelitch; About the Author