THE JEW (Based on a True Story)

Dominik Poleski 973014138939


1960s & '70s

Dominik Poleski

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Harrowing story of survival of a family of two, Jewish mother and her teenage son in a communist totalitarian state during historically crucial years 1967-1969 amidst acute poverty, prejudice, discrimination antisemitism and violence, fighting for acceptance in a small town bordering the Soviet Union. The must carefully navigate between communist bureaucrats, the police and the pervading presence of the Catholic church, with a most desperate and unlikely conclusion.


Historical Fiction,

Short Summary

The protagonist Aleksander (Alek) Brodski is brutally attacked on the street and beaten. One of the attackers is the local chief's of police son. Alek's mother seeks justice, but to no avail. Attempt to emigrate fails, and as a last resort they to turn to Catholic church and have Alek baptised.


Eastern Poland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Aleksander (Alek) Brodski

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Zofia Brodski (Alek's mother)

Age: 44

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Sokolowski

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Father Antoni (priest)

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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