On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In The Testament , poet Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate, but unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. It is the story of his life. Passionate and fierce, this story of a father's legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century.
Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than forty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he lives in New York with his family.