About the Author
Othniel J. Seiden, or Otti as he prefers being called, typically takes on an interesting historic subject and studies it to find the most fascinating storyline.
When doing the research for “Avraham,” however, Otti found that it wasn’t just one story, but the mixture of the stories of the survivors and their resistance work that really told the true story of the ‘Free Jews of World War II’ and the part they played in bringing down the Third Reich. After researching the transcripts of the Nuremburg Trials and interviewing ‘The Remnant’ or Jewish survivors of the holocaust; Otti was compelled to write their startling and remarkable stories of World War II while the remaining members of “The Remnant” were still alive.
It is a stunning and compelling Jewish novel made of up the collection of stories of the Jews who were able to remain free and fight. Otti documents their escapes, their survival, their sacrifices, their suffering, their missions and their guerrilla warfare tactics against the Nazi occupation forces.
Otti tells most of this story in the shadow of the atrocities of the now infamous Babi Yar ravine where it is thought that nearly a million people, Jews and non-Jews alike were massacred. Its existence was kept hidden for many years after the war by both the German and Russian interests. The brave few who escaped certain death here did so by acts of amazing bravery and sheer determination to live.
Otti in this book, with these stories based on real people and historical transcripts, should dispel the myth that the Jewish people “went to their deaths like sheep to slaughter-” The Remnant and their incredible stories will erase that perception forever!
Seed of Avraham is Othniel Seiden’s fifth historical novel following The Survivor of Babi Yar, The Capuchin, The Remnant and The Cartographer - 1492.