true story of a ukrainian-jewish box champion in the turmoils of World War II
In his new novel Aleksei Nikitin is telling the unique and touching true story of the famous boxer Goldinov who, after the German invasion of Ukraine, joins the partisan fighters in the forests behind the front line. Only by lucky coincidence does he survive and he joins the regular army as a soldier before being sent by the Ukrainian secret service on a life-threatening mission to Kiev occupied by the Nazis. Meanwhile Goldvinov‘s wife falls ill during evacuation and is separated from her daughter Bat-Ami.
Unique is the perspective – the attack of the Germans seen through the eyes of a boxer and assimilated Jew.