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This review is from: The Fixer (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (Paperback)
What is fascinating is that this story is actualy based on that of Mendel Beilis, a Jewish fixer, arrested in 1911 for the alleged murder of a 12 year old. The story, though moving in its portrayal of suffering and helplessness amid what is obviously a false charge, is still excessively slow. None the less, it reveals the superstitiousness, gullibility and anti-semitic feeling prevalent in Kiev, and indeed all Russia, at the time.