Prior to his death in 1945 and assuming his ultimate victory in the war, Adolf Hitler outlined his plans for the creation of a museum, memorializing the elimination of the Jewish scourge from the planet. The Museum of An Extinct Race imagines a world where just such an eventuality has transpired, in now Nazi-dominated 2017. Its two protagonists‚ Dano Adamik, a Czech native coerced into curating the museum and Eva Novak, a museum docent with Jewish heritage‚ inhabit a beaten, subjugated society, dominated by a self-proclaimed, super race. The novel conjures a coterie of rebels struggling to resurrect human morality.
Through scenes portraying a stark, anti-civilization, the novel plunges into a world absent of Jews, yes, but moreso a planet bereft of the ethical guidance of Judaism.
The novel is neither another holocaust story nor an alternative history treatise, but rather an exploration of a forever endangered culture through the eyes of conflicted souls submerged in a fragile love story. Moreover, it serves as a call to passive, preoccupied Jews to reclaim their heritage and as a stimulus to non-Jews to discover what all the fuss has been about.