The Resurrection of Micah Fischer
Hitler has risen to power in Nazi Germany and has begun to implement his “Final Solution” with construction of the notorious concentration camps in which millions of innocent men, women, and children, particularly Jews, will perish at the hands of Hitler’s infamous Schutzstaffel or SS. Among the most monstrous members of the squadron is the “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele, whose heinous “medical” experiments are being performed on his unsuspecting human guinea pigs at Auschwitz. Perhaps most heinous among such experiments were those perpetrated on children – especially twins – with whom Mengele had a bizarre fascination. Here is where we find Ari and Noam Fischer, identical twin boys who are languishing in the camp until they are suddenly taken to Mengele where they will be held with several other sets of twins in a special building. Here they are well-fed and cared for. Little do the children suspect that they are all merely being “fattened up” in preparation for Mengele’s maniacal and macabre medical experiments that will result in ignominious death for some and excruciating pain and torture for all. For Ari, his miraculous survival will perhaps prove to be, through a bizarre set of circumstances and events, not such a blessing or miracle after all when Mengele’s demonic “science” will have consequences for his progeny that no one
could ever possibly have foretold.