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The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia
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May 02, 2011

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Read in April, 2011

I liked this boook. The story is quite interesting as it reveals the sturggles of the Jews in 16th century Prague. The core story is of the death of a young Christian girl that is blamed on the Jews and the Jews attempts to prove otherewise. During the course of the story some somewhat experimental techniques are used by the Jewish "detective" to determine how the girl was killed and what possibly happeneded to her. The setting is of great interest to me as we were in Prague last year. I checked our maps and found that many of the stree names still exist. The ending is a bit up in the air, but the jewish community demonstrated that they were not responsible.

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