"I'm very ambiguous. The artist often is. At one moment he feels everything is collapsing around him, and one moment there is hope...Obviously I'm disturbed by the loss of quality of the environment and by violence."
With his words, Mark Strauss unashamedly describes human behavior under severe stresses of the Holocaust. In both Crumbs and Four Plus Five, the author weaves suffering during those horrid times with experiences of an American immigrant recounting of the drama of World War II Poland as witnessed by a young Jewish boy.
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