MARK STRAUSS "CRUMBS", "FOUR PLUS FIVE"Holocaust survivor Mark Strauss, writing under the pen name of Marek Mann, tells his story of survival and triumph in novel form. The story is of Marek Mann, an elderly Jewish artist, and Maria Martell, a young historian of German descent. United by their interest in history, Marek and Maria constitute a force of good amidst the cauldron of hatred. They discover that both of their families have members that were part of the murderous scourge that enveloped Europe during the war. But in the end they also begin to realize that humans have a huge capacity to love and that hatred is the evil that prevents that love from shining through.
Mark Strauss is also a well known oil painter and will be signing copies of his prints that tell the story of the Holocaust and the struggle to survive.